Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wikki Stix

I am not someone that would endorse an item right away, but this is an exception. Last night we went to dinner at Ted Montana's Grill. We did the usual once we sat down and ordered, I asked for some crayons so Michael can color. The waitress said oh we only have Wikki Stix. I said ok, whatever it is bring it I am sure we will make it work. Oh my goodness, these are the coolest little creative items I have come across.

Here is some info from website:

Ideal for tactile, hands-on learning from Pre-K through Middle school. No preparation, no mess, no cleanup! Use to highlight text on a book page, for making diagrams and cross sections, forming letters and numbers, as a math manipulative, arts & crafts, seasonal fun, bulletin boards and more!

"Wow! If you haven't seen Wikki Stix, you're really missing something. This product has a jillion uses-spelling, counting, any art project and just plain fun." - Review in Teaching K-8 Magazine

"These flexible, wax covered yarn strands might be the most interesting new teaching tool to come along in decades." - Science and Children Magazine (National Science Teachers Assn.)

Here is even more info:

Moms! Here are a few additional ideas for using Wikki Stix as Handy Household Helpers!

Extension Cords: Can be wound up and secured with Wikki Stix to keep them from getting tangled or unwound.

Hard to open jars or small bottles? Wrap a Wikki around the top and it will unscrew easily.

Sports Equipment: Tennis racquets and golf clubs with slippery grips will be much easier to hold onto if you wrap a few Wikki Stix around temporarily until you can get them properly re-gripped.

Crafts & Holiday Ideas: Use Wikki Stix to secure decorations onto wreath, or other craft creations: secure lights onto Christmas tree, cord into branches, outdoor lights onto nails. Make window display, cards, and gift wrap! Decorate a Valentine's box!

Around the House: Tie snack bags shut with Wikki Stix; secure candle in candle holder; photos down in place; circle important dates on the calendar (just cut Wikki Stix into short lengths and press into circle around date); wrap a Wikki around finger when turning papers or pages. Position stick-up reminder notes & information note to children...(like no TV until homework is done).

Emergency Help: Quick repair for jewelry, watchbands, eyeglasses.

Sewing: Use Wikki Stix to keep buttons close at hand when you are doing some quick repair work! Just stick one Wikki on table or wall, etc. and press the buttons you will need right onto it...easy to take them off one by one as you sew them on the clothing.

Workshop: Keep nails, tacks, nuts, bolts, washers...any small hardware in nice neat order and ready for use.

Hard to retrieve items: Drop something small behind the couch or counter? Put a couple of Wikki Stix on the end of a broom handle or coat hanger and the item will stick right onto it for easy retrieval.

I mean how can something so small have so many uses. Needless to say, once the waitress brought them to our table Mike and Michael went to work building. Lily tried eating, as usual. They built airplanes, people, flowers and my favorite glasses. We had such a great time waiting for our food. Once I came home, I went straight to the computer and ordered these babies. The best part about them is they come in packs of eight and include 50 packs. So I will now have these stashed all over, in my car, purse, diaper bag. These stix will come in handy in so many places. They are mess free, hello! Like I said I am not someone that promotes often but these were too cool to pass up!! Check them out and don't venture out without them!


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