What are Wikki Stix? How do they work?
Simply stated… they stick! No glue, no paste, no mess. Just press them down with light fingertip pressure on virtually any smooth surface and they will stick. They are also easy to peel up and reposition so “mistakes” virtually disappear. They are soft and pliable to use, and they stick to each other for 3-D creativity and fun. Twist, bend, stick, create! That’s it…No preparation, no clean-up, no mess. Press ‘em down, peel ‘em off…it’s that simple.
What are they made of?
Wikki Stix are made of hand-knitting yarn enhanced with a microcrystalline, food-grade non-toxic wax… the kind used in bubble gum and lipstick. And that’s it. (Psst…it’s that touch of wax that allows them to stick)
A few more details:
Wikki Stix do not break or tear apart, but cut easily with scissors. They do not contain latex, gluten, nor peanut or other nut oils or byproducts, which makes them an ideal creative activity toy for children with allergies. They appeal equally to boys and girls and span a wide range of ages (from 3 to 103!)
- They are perfect for quiet, independent play or interaction with others.
- They help enhance learning through hands-on kinesthetic involvement.
- They stimulate the imagination and creativity in everyone!
- And…there is no right or wrong way to play!
Wikki Stix are made in the USA. Wikki Stix are a tactile, sensory and engaging product which can be used to help children and adults with special needs…in myriad ways. Wikki Stix bring a fun and colorful approach to challenging issues. Because Wikki Stix are easy to peel up and reposition, they are virtually “mistake-free” which helps build self-esteem. Using Wikki Stix as a tactile sensory toy will help create new opportunities for fun learning and the development of fine motor skills. Many children are tactile learners and need this hands-on involvement to become engaged in the learning process. They can be used to demonstrate math concepts (more/less), and prepositional awareness (over, under). They are ideal for making borders, showing where to start and stop on the paper, and as a border to colour within the lines. They provide hands-on creativity with no right or wrong connotation. Soft and pliable, Wikki Stix can be used by small fingers for all kinds of fine motor skills and tactile activities…from learning to form letters and numbers to simple grip and finger strengthening exercises.