Wikki Stix Review
I first discovered Wikki Stix® about two years ago and it has been a staple in entertainment for all three of my children ages 3, 4 and 5. Wikki Stix® is the ultimate craft toy that promotes creativity, building and imagination. I appreciate Wikki Stix® because it has literally been a lifesaver for my husband and I in any situation in which we need to keep our three young children quiet and occupied i.e. waiting in restaurants, doctor’s offices, traveling on long trips and on rainy days. I always keep a packet of Wikki Stix® in my bag and I can’t count the number of times it came in handy in a pinch. So…..are you wondering yet just what a Wikki Stix® actually is?
Wikki Stix® are sticks made out of wax infused yarn that are tacky and adhere to virtually any surface and can be easily lifted off and repositioned somewhere else for endless combinations. The colorful Wikki Stix® can make three dimensional creatures, animals, flowers, flat designs, shapes, outlines and so much more. I love to watch my children working independently and then proudly show off their creations. It also promotes cooperative play such as the time my four year old daughter broke out in tears because her “snow man” head fell off and her five year old brother came to her rescue to help her fix it.
I recently had the opportunity to allow my children to try the Wikki Stix® Basic Shapes Fun Kit and it was very helpful for my three year old who has been frustrated trying to create the same shapes of his four and five year old siblings. This kit is a fantastic way for little ones to learn basic shapes by using Wikki Stix® to connect the dots on various pre-formed shape cards. When my little guy was able to create his first truck using his Wikki Stix® he jumped up and down with excitement shouting, “I did it….I really did it!”
I couldn’t believe that I hadn’t yet thought of incorporating Wikki Stix® into our home school curriculum as an excellent way to teach letter and number shape formation. My daughter had been having a bit of difficulty writing numbers and after a few days of practicing the basics with her using Wikki Stix® I noticed a big improvement in her writing abilities for the entire alphabet.
Why do I love Wikki Stix® so much? Here are a few of my favorite features:
- Virtually unbreakable but easy to cut down to size with scissors
- Can be used over and over again for endless projects
- My children never get bored and love to play with their Wikki Stix®
- Never stiffen or dry out and can be kept in a bag or box
- Great party favors and birthday project fun ideas
- No sharp parts and easy for little hands to manipulate
- ****Excellent quiet time activity****
- No messy clean-up
- Equal fun for both my sons and my daughter
- Promotes imaginative play
- Very affordable
There are numerous Wikki Stix® kits available including an After School Fun Kit, Dinosaur Fun Kit, Super Wikki Stix, Holiday Fun Kit, Bible Fun Kit, Oceans of Fun Kit and many more. The Wikki Stix® Basic Shapes Fun Kit was a big hit with my 3, 4 and 5 year olds and an average play session was 45 minutes to an hour of quiet time which allowed me to make dinner or simply sit and read a book.
Wikki Stix® kits are very affordable and there are options to meet every budget. To learn more about Wikki Stix® or to purchase any of the kits mentioned in this review you are invited to visit the Wikki Stix® website to view the entire collection.
*I did not receive any financial compensation for this review, though I did review a sample of the product for evaluation purposes. The opinions based only on my experiences wtih the product.*