Have you heard of Wikki Stix? They are a super fun craft toy. My kid are 3 and 6 and they love them. They make letters and numbers and they make paths, cages, and fences for animals in their “zoo” and much more! Here I will share my Wikki Stix review as well as some Wikki Stix ideas and creations your kids may want to try. Wikki Stix did provide me with the Super Wikki Stix package in the hopes that I would share my honest opinions.
What are Wikki Stix?
Wikki Stix are great a great craft toy for allowing children to use their creativity and imagination. Wikki Stix are made of hand-knitting yarn enhanced with a microcrystalline food-grade, non-toxic wax (the same kind that is used in bubble gum and lipstick). They do not contain latex, gluten, nor peanut or other nut oils or byproducts which makes them safe for children with allergies. They are an ideal creative activity toy for children.
How Do You Use Wikki Stix?
Wikki Stix are super easy to use. You just press them lightly and they stick to themselves, each other, or a flat clean surface. No glue, no paste, no mess. They are also easy to peel up and reposition so there is no preparation needed and no mess to clan up. Press ‘em down, peel ‘em off… it’s that simple! Wikki Stix have won several toy awards such as Parent’s Choice and Dr. Toys. They have been made in the USA for more than 20 years. Wikki Stix are more than a craft toy, they’re a powerful interactive teaching tool! Wikki Stix also conform to ASTM D-4236, the safety standard for use in the schools.
Are Wikki Stix reusable?
Yes, your kids can use them to trace designs on paper and then pull them off and create with them again. However once they use them to make Wikki Stix creations like animals they probably won’t want to reuse them because they will love their characters too much. Additionally over time they meld together more as they are played with more and become difficult to pull apart.
Do Wikki Stix dry out?
No, they don’t really dry out. However, they can become coated in dust or debris and that would make them less sticky. They do seem to stay freshest kept in plastic bags or on plastic sheets.
Craft Toy Wikki Stix Ideas And Creations
1. Use in conjunction with activity books and/or educational printables.
Here is an example of the Wikki Stix activity books. If your kids love Curious George, they are bound to love this Wikki Stix hands-on activity book featuring Curious George! 16 pages including 72 Wikki Stix, plus a cut-out fuzzy little Curious George to interact with the pages. Unique 3-D activity in the two-page center spread. Stand the book up and connect the facing pages with Wikki Stix to create a swingset for George to play on at school.
Here is an example of Wikki Stix printables- these are for letters.
2. Wikki Stix can be used to make props in pretend play.
Here my son made a Wikki Stix belt, holster, and gun to complete his cowboy outfit!
3. Wikki Stix can be used to make 3D animals.
My kids made a whole bunch of animals with the Wikki Stix. It just takes a few stix to get winding and shaping a body and it is surprising easy. Here is my son with his roaring lion.
4. Wikki Stix can be used to make flat artwork.
Just imagine it and you can make it. Here is my son’s goldfish.
5. Wikki Stix can be used to puppets.
Here my daughter to acting out a story scene with her Wikki Stix snail.
Where to buy Wikki Stix:
You can shop the full selection at wikkistix.com
I hope your kids love this fun craft toy as much as my kids do. I love how they can keep busy playing with these Wikki Stix ideas for hours and I love to see their Wikki Stix creations! It is also loads of fun to create things with them as a family day activity.