The Perfect Craft For The Anti-Mess Mom

This is a typical early morning conversation at my house on any given Saturday…

It’s not that I don’t like painting or working with clay or paper mache. It’s the clean up that gives me hives. We Type-A control freaks are allergic to messes.

This is why I love Wikki Stix. They’ve been around forever and for good reason. They are endlessly reusable, non-toxic, not messy AT ALL, and can be used in so many ways.

Wikki Stix (on the right) are made of hand-knitting yarn enhanced with a microcrystalline food-grade, non-toxic wax. I’m not sure, but I don’t think the sticks on the left are quite as safe. 


Wikki Stix are bendy and sticky and easy to use. You don’t need glue (hallelujah), you just press them down with light fingertip pressure and they adhere to almost any smooth surface, including paper. They are also easy to peel up and reposition so mistakes don’t matter. They don’t break or tear apart, but cut easily with scissors.

Admittedly, some portion of my adoration for this colourful craft item stems from their simplicity (my daughter can use them independently which leaves me free to sneak off for more coffee). I also love that she can use them to form letters and simple shapes which is one of her educational and occupational therapy goals.


My nine year old made this 3D card yesterday for his grandpa (to surprise him with on Grey Cup day). I love soccer. 😉

Visit: for more info or watch the clip below to learn how to make some simple crafts. I think my next project will be a life sized wikki Wookie…. How cool would that be?

* You can buy Wikki Stix in Canada at these retail locations or order online.


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