My girls received some Pixos Starter Sets for Christmas. They were really excited to try them, having seen them in the store a few times. Basically, you arrange these little colored plastic balls on a dimpled tray and then spray with water to adhere them together.
I have to say, working with all those tiny little plastic balls was a bit too frustrating for Delaney (age 5). But, Natalie (age 7) enjoyed it and spent the better part of an afternoon doing all the templates. Natalie used the dispensing pen, but also found it just as easy to place the balls by hand. We did discover that to really get the designs to stay together, it was necessary to spray one side, let it dry, and then do the same on the back.
Anyway, now we have a pile of completed Pixos projects that need a purpose! Here are two ideas Natalie and I came up with:
Magnets – add a piece of adhesive magnet tape to the back.
Bookmark – hot glue a Pixo design to a wooden craft stick.
On the Pixos website, you can create your own design templates. You can print and use them for making Pixos projects, but I am thinking it would also be fun to just make designs on the computer – and less “stuff” to deal with too!