As soon as Little Miss C saw a TV advert for Cutie Stix she was convinced that she needed them in her life. Since we’ve been sent them to review I can now see exactly why. Cutie Stix perfectly combine crafting and cuteness with jewellery, ticking the boxes as far as LMC is concerned.
So what exactly are Cutie Stix I hear you ask. Well, a Cutie Stix is basically a rubber stick. There are three sizes in the set – in decreasing order, Mighty Stix, Cutie Stix and Teeny Stix. The idea is that you cut “slices” of the stix, and then put holes in them so that they can be threaded onto jewellery, in the form of either a necklace or a bracelet. The Cutie Stix and Mighty Stix are used to make jewellery, whilst the smaller Teeny Stix are used to create nail art. The set comes with a cutting machine and also a coring machine, both perfectly designed for little hands and also completely safe for children to use.
The one thing that struck me with Cutie Stix when I opened the box was the fact that the instruction leaflet was huge and incredibly confusing at first. Having got to grips with it now, let me try and explain how to use it.
Once you’ve got to grips with what you’re doing Cutie Stix is actually incredibly simple to use.
Once I’d shown her how to use things LMC got to grips with it all very fast. In no time at all she was chopping up Stix and pitting holes through them. I needed to help her a bit to use the threading tool and tie the knots in the ends so the fasteners didn’t come off, but that was all really. She had her own little production line going in quite a short time.
So, what do I think of Cutie Stix? Well, once I was over the initial confusion of the instruction leaflet, I actually rather liked them. I particularly liked the fact that they come with a storage station, as otherwise I can see trying to keep all the bits and pieces together a bit of a nightmare.
I really like the fact that children are effectively given what could be dangerous tools, but they’ve been designed in such a way that they are perfectly safe. LMC seemed to get a rally feeling of responsibility when using the cutting and coring tools and I thought that a really good thing.
Disclaimer: We were sent Cutie Stix for the purposes of this review. All opinions remain my own. This post contains affiliate links.