Wikki Stix to the Rescue
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June 2003 | Vol. II - No. 6

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Wikki Stix to the Rescue

Wikki Stix

Children are not known for their ability to wait patiently, yet wait they must: for the school bus, for supper to be ready, for their brotherís baseball game to be over. Itís not surprising that many parents crave the perfect ďwaiting toy.Ē Wikki Stix by Omnicor Inc. (ToyDirectory), 8-inch lengths of yarn covered with a special non-toxic wax, meet all the most important criteria for bored kids:

  • Small enough to fit in a purse or pocket
  • Inexpensive enough to get left behind in the dentistís office
  • Easy to share with your little sister
  • Ideal for a playtime of 30 seconds or 30 minutes
  • Fun for ages 3 and up

These reusable stix can be cut with scissors, bent, and attached to each other and most smooth surfaces with a little pressure. Although great for fun on the run, Wikki Stix can also help save art projects from messy globs of glue, letting kids keep their hands clean as they create pencil toppers, Christmas tree ornaments, puppets and more. Wikki Stix have also helped students practice their letters and even construct topographical maps.

Wikki Stix come in a variety of styles, starting with a basic set containing 48 Stix in six colors for $5.75. They also come in party favor packages with eight packs of 12 Stix for $6.95; packages of a single color with 36 Stix at $3.50; and art and educational packages of Stix complete with idea booklets, connect-the-dot boards and additional craft supplies starting at $4.95.

Like a combination of crayons and modeling clay, Wikki Stix will soon find themselves an irreplaceable part of every childís toy room and every parentís emergency fun kit.




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