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Show Your Love with Kwik Stix!

Kwik Stix make crafts easy and mess free! This fun, cheap, and easy craft is perfect for kids and adults of all ages!

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and we love getting and giving those we love something special. This cute idea from Kwik Stix is easy for everyone and will have everyone smiling too!

You just need a little bit to make this quick, cute and mess free craft for Valentine’s Day with Kwik Stix and Michael’s!

Kwik Stix are the mess free alternative to traditional paints. These tempera paint sticks are gluten, egg, nut, soy, and dairy free and need no prep nor cleanup. Kwik Stix applies wet and dries in 90 seconds or less with a paint like finish, working on paper, canvas, wood and more!


Create a great Valentine’s gift in minutes with Kwik Stix and a wooden picture frame (with a dowel for standing), all available at Michael’s! The frame is only $1! We chose red, white, pink, neon pink and metallic pink Kwik Stix for this project.
Kwik Stix make crafts easy and mess free! This fun, cheap, and easy craft is perfect for kids and adults of all ages!


After you’ve gathered your materials, get to decorating! We went with a striped pattern, and used the white space to add polka dots.
Kwik Stix make crafts easy and mess free! This fun, cheap, and easy craft is perfect for kids and adults of all ages!


Now all that’s missing is the perfect photo! Pick up both Kwik Stix and a wooden frame at Michael’s in store or online at www.michaels.com.

If you want to create something really simple and cool like this, you can enter the Rafflecopter below to win your own 12 pack of Kwik Stix! My daughter loves them and uses them all the time for all types of craft projects and painting. And my students can't get enough of them either! Enter below, and I will choose a winner on Sunday.

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Kwik Stix make crafts easy and mess free! This fun, cheap, and easy craft is perfect for kids and adults of all ages!


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