Thin Stix are solid tempera paint stix that dry VERY fast. They are great for kids with special needs who may lack the finesse to use a traditional paint brush. OR kids like Mr. B who like to sling a loaded paint brush back and forth the stim factor! These are not mess free, but they do dry quickly so they keep messes to a minimum. They are not washable, so use caution with good clothing or carpet.
Mr. B LOVES these! He was so excited to get them, he had the package ripped open before I could even get a picture of it! Within minutes he was well on his way to creating his masterpieces, as he calls them. Mr. B LOVES all things space and universe, and he loves weather. So he drew a lot of planets and radar images. Some of those planets were hung up on the ceiling, and he printed off brochures and such for "space tours." HAHA! He would take us to each planet and space object, tell us all about it, and then move on to the next.
"Earth with Moon"
"The Ringed Planet, Saturn"
"Jupiter's Great Red Spot."
I don't know about you, but that looks like a pretty ominous forecast!
We are also learning about "Abstract Art." Here's Mr. B's attempt:
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1.) Customization: Is it easily adaptable? Can we customize it to fit “us?” Can we modify or set our own schedule? Can we take breaks, jump ahead, or flat out skip?
These are marker like in feel, and they dry in about 90 seconds. They are not washable and will stain carpet, so take caution there. If you have adaptations in place for fine motor skills, that should work with Thin Stix. These are GREAT to help refine fine motor skills!
3.) Attention span: Is it boring? Is it engaging? Is it varied enough for ADHD? Does it last too long?
My son could use these all day, every day.
4.) Does it tie into other things we already have.