This post is about my new favorite thing to use in the classroom: Art Stix.
I am over the moon for these Prismacolor brand “woodless colored pencils.” And this post comes to you without me getting free stuff for writing it so this endorsement is 100% authentic! I am so excited about the versatility, efficiency, and awesome use of these that I just had to share my love for them. By the way Prismacolor if you are reading this and would like to hook an art teacher up I would love more of these magic crayons. 😀
Each box comes with a variety of colors and these things are sturdy. They are more difficult to break than your average crayon. They feel exactly as your would expect a woodless colored pencil to feel and they do smell a bit funky to some of my students but they certainly aren’t the funkiest smelling thing in the art room (especially after recess!) Art Stix last a really long time and all of my k-5 students have liked using them for various projects.
Art Stix blend beautifully and show up vibrant on every type of paper including brightly colored construction paper. These have become my go-to coloring tool for use across all grades and with all projects. I love that there is no paper to peel or tips to sharpen. There is no mess or time wasted with these!
You can really see how bold and vibrant the colors are, especially compared to a crayon and a colored pencil. If you do not have table sets of these in your classroom, do yourself a favor and make the investment in an excellent art material that your students are sure to love.