Monday, July 21, 2014

Welcoming the Wikki Stix Designer Piggy Bank to Our Home

Disclosure: We received a product to help facilitate the review. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

When my son opened his Wikki Stix Designer Piggy Bank it was definitely love at first sight.
The bank measures a very generous 9" in length and approximately 8.75" in cute pudgy roundness.

We have a piggy bank that we love, and he gets used a lot. That being said, when I saw the Wikki Stix Designer Piggy Bank, I knew we could have two piggy banks in our house and be very happy. I was right!

The bank, made of high quality ceramic, is very generous in size, which means it's going to be great for saving for something big! We haven't decided what we're saving for yet, but 'Piggy' is already getting heavy with the nickels, dimes, and pennies that my son recovered from a very thorough house hunt yesterday.

The stoppers on the bottom of the bank guarantee
easy access to your savings.
You can see the bottom of the bank in the above picture. The stoppers on the bottom make it so the money is easy to get out, when the time comes to count (or spend).

The bank comes with 72 Wikki Stix for decorating.
You can see them next to my son's leg.
And there is 'Piggy' getting a brand new pair of glasses.
The beauty of the Wikki Stix Designer Piggy Bank is that you get to decorate him however you would like, with the 72 Wikki Stix that are included. Wikki Stix are hand knitting yarn pieces that are covered in food- grade, non-toxic wax (they have no latex, gluten, peanut or other nut oils or byproducts). They stick to most anything with just light pressure, and they can be moved again and again and still have stick-to-it-tude. They have been a favorite in our house for years, and I know my son's Kindergarten teacher last year loved them too. You may have come across them in restaurants, they are often served with the children's menu (instead of crayons).

My son set right to work on making good use of his Wikki Stix.  The first thing he did (future Optometirst maybe?) was give his friend some glasses. Multi-colored glasses at that, pretty snazzy, don't cha' think?

'Piggy' got all kinds of embellishments!
And then...once he saw how easy it was to use the Wikki Stix on the bank, he really went to town. 'Piggy' got a dollar sign on one side, a heart on the other, and lots of adornments along to the way to make him extra beautiful (notice that fancy tail!).

My son loved his final project.
And I loved that he was so happy making it!
In the end my son was thrilled with his new creation, and because we had taken 'Piggy' along with us to the park, we packed our new bank up ever so carefully in the car, and went out to play.  The first thing my son told his dad when we got back is that he brought home a new friend for him to meet. ;)  Our Wikki Stix Designer Piggy Bank has his own spot on our (mom & dad's) dresser, to make sure he stays safe and intact.  My son told him 'Good morning, Piggy' this morning right after he gave me my start-of-the-day smoochies. :)

You can learn more about Wikki Stix, the Wikki Stix Designer Piggy Bank, and the other great items they have for sale by visiting their website.

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115 comments:

  1. I have heard of Wikki Stix but haven't used any. This is such a fun project. My daughter would love it!

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  2. I had a piggy bank when I was a kid but it wasn't this cool. I love this.

    Have a terrific day. ☺

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  3. He can sure save a lot of pretty pennies in that huge piggy bank. Good job decorating him.

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  4. My girls love Wikki Stix. We go to a local restaurant and that's what they give with the kid's meals.

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  5. Cute! I used to use Wikki Stix for my kids when we would go out to eat--it kept them busy and wasn't messy!

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  6. My kids would be into this.. thanks for the info!

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  7. I think my wife would actually have fun with that...

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  8. Being able to use the stix to decorate is fun! You could use them on nearly identical pigs at Target, too.

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  9. How cute is that? My kids would love this, my daughter especially.

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  10. I was just talking to my son about saving money today. This looks like a great way to encourage saving.

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  11. I've never heard of Wikki Stix before. I love the piggy bank and think it would be a fun (and educational) thing for my son!

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  12. I hadn't heard of Wikki Stix either. They look brilliant. And I love your budding artist's work.

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  13. I was wondering when I started reading what the piggy bank and Wikki Stix could possibly have in common, but then it all came clear. What a cute idea!

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  14. That looks really cute. Elliott and I need to redecorate our vacation bank again. We usually redecorate it anytime we know for sure what we are saving for, so now that we know when and where we are going it's time for decorations. :) I'll have to put that into our art plan for tomorrow or Wednesday.

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  15. That is really cute! A great way to get kids thinking about saving in a fun way. Good luck to your son on reaching his savings goal- whatever that ends up!

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  16. Wikki Stix are a must at my school. The special needs kids love using them and it helps us be able to do a little more with them:) I love this idea:)

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  17. nothing like personalization to get creative juices going!
    loved the glasses he drew on the piggy banks!
    like this you know there will be some attention to savings perfect!

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  18. Never heard of them before, apparently the fad hasn't made its way to Iowa yet. Of course, once school starts that might be different.

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  19. That is a great looking piggy bank. I have to get one for my daughter.

    Michelle F.

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  20. No way! That is such a fun idea. I know for a fact that my two would love that.

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  21. Never heard of this before.Cute piggy bank I would love to do this with my kiddies.

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  22. what is important is your son is learning how to save....far too kids (and adults) don't know how to do that....

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  23. Ok, that is just adorable. I like how there are multiple stoppers. That is one bad thing about piggy banks.. the money is hard to get out!

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  24. That is so cute, my youngest son just got into the stage where he wants to start saving money and this would be perfect. I want to encourage him to save his money.

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  25. What an adorable bank! And it's very cool that there are multiple stoppers so you can get at the money when you want to. The only ceramic bank I remember from when I was a kid had no stopper at all. If you wanted to get the money out, you had to smash the bank. On the plus side, you weren't likely to take money out for a frivolous reason.

    By the way, I love your word stick-to-it-tude. Perfect!

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  26. What a cute idea to help encourage the kids to save up money. And, that IS one big piggie!

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  27. Wikki Stix sound intriguing and certainly give children the chance to really use their imaginations (and in this case-learn to save money)

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  28. Wikki Stix is awesome! I can imagine all the things a kid could do with that. By the way, that's not a piggy bank, that's a hog bank.

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  29. my kids had wikki stik before. they loved transforming them onto everything they saw

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  30. My kids need a cool piggy bank like this, and getting to decorate it would be even better! What a fun idea!

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  31. Never heard of the Wikki Stix things. But the do look like they'd be fun.

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  32. not sure who is cuter the pig or your son. nope definitely your son and awesome for him learning to save.

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  33. I haven't seen anything like this! I love how he decorated it! My girls would love this!

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  34. He did a great job! What a fun Summer activity!

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  35. What a cute piggy bank! I'd like this for my granddaughter.

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  36. Now that is one cool piggy bank! Love that you can really make it your own :) x

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  37. I love piggy banks that are actual (fake) piggies. Very cute.

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    1. I love piggy banks as well, although I feel a little bad when it comes time to break them. =/

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  38. This is so cute! I love that the Wikki Stix can be used over and over again, so you can keep changing the style to fit a growing child's new tastes!

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  39. We love wiki stix! What a fun way to use them!

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  40. What a fun idea! My DD enjoys Wikki Sticks but loses interest fairly quickly. I could totally see her enjoying this over and over again though. Then, when she's done, she can just admire her work :)

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  41. That is awesome that you can get creative with it. And big too, can hold a lot of change

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  42. This is a pretty fun idea! I love the way your son decorated it.

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  43. OH my goodness how cute. My boys love these things.

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  44. Wikki Stix is awesome! We put some up on our wall last year and they haven't dropped off yet or stained anything. This is a great idea to use our extras :)

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  45. The piggy bank looks pretty heavy because it's made in ceramic. If it's full with coins, are you breaking it then?

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    1. It has stoppers on the bottom that pull out so you can get the coins without breaking the bank.

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  46. How fun. I love the Wikki Stix. I use them in my classroom.

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  47. What a super cute idea, kids can definitely get creative with this!

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  48. This is a cute craft, thank you for sharing.

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  49. Sounds like a fun and educational project. Those stix are fun!

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  50. I love piggy banks and wish I had one!

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  51. How cool is this!? I know Allison would love decorating the piggy with some Wikki Stix!

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  52. Wikki stix are a lot of fun and kind of a great tool for schools and home schools. This looks like a great craft.

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  53. Wikki Stix looks so cool! That is a huge piggy bank!

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    1. We got some of these on am airplane for the kids. They loved it.

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  54. that's a very fun idea to get kids to start thinking about savings. Very cute.

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  55. What a cute piggy! We have several piggies in our house.. Saving machines.. LOL

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  56. I love piggy banks … especially this one. It's totally nerd friendly. ;-)

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  57. What a cute pig! The Wikki Stix add a lot of fun too. Thanks for sharing!

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  58. Haha this is just too cute! I love the idea.

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  59. This piggy bank is just adorable. It's also a great way to teach kids how to be financially responsible.

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  60. Anything to get them to save right? that is a cool piggy bank

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  61. We don't have this kind of piggy bank here in our country. The Wikki Stix is a very fun way to teach kids on how to save money.

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  62. My son loves his piggy banks.. yes I say banks. He has 3 and loves to split his money in them all. The decorating looks like a fun way to personalize your piggy.

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  63. Love the concept, and of course love the piggy bank!

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  64. I heard of these but a little skeptical about the wiki sticks staying on. Super cute.

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  65. What a cute way of getting kids to think about saving money! Love the piggy bank!

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  66. Great job decorating the piggy bank. What a wonderful project to embark on a savings adventure.

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  67. How cute and fun is this? My daughter would love it!

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  68. I'm loving this piggy bank, I know my girls would love it as well

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  69. I like how he decorated it. So funny and cute!

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  70. I like creative products like this. Now everything can become anything at all with a little creativity

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  71. I love how classic it looks, but that you can also decorate it. I think kids will enjoy that the most. My son keeps his money in mason jar right now because his younger brother broke his football bank. We have to find him a new one soon. This one looks good.

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  72. So cute! I want one of these for my little sister!

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  73. That is such a sweet idea. Thanks for sharing!

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  74. That is so cute! I have to say that I love the multiple stoppers - I always hated shaking those things trying to get stuff out LOL

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  75. What a great idea, not just your plain boring piggy bank! Love how it can be personalized!

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  76. What a cute piggy! Saving money is fun!

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  77. He is so cute! Love his creativity!

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  78. great idea to have a piggy bank that the child decorates the way they want to. I think this is a good way to help children to learn how important saving money really is.

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  79. That is one cute piggy bank and I love the idea of being able to design it especially by kids.

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  80. My daughter is piggy obsessed. She collects piggy banks and would love this! :) Just adorable!

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  81. What a cool idea love that the wikki stix go with it...your son is very creative. I love his designs!

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  82. How cute is that!? I love it!

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  83. What a fun way to personalize a piggy bank. I think this is a great way to introduce kids to saving money. I want to decorate my own bank :)

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  84. I love how cute that piggy bank is. Even more importantly, I love that it will teach children to save.

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  85. That is a super cute piggy bank! I love teaching kids the value and importance of saving money too... seems not many grownups learned that lesson. :/

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  86. That is really neat. Great you can decorate it. I love it.

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  87. My son wants one of those badly I been looking around fr one, but with no luck! thanks for the link.

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  88. This is very cute. I especially love that you can decorate it!! I have three piggy banks..lol...when I empty them, I can buy a ticket to Tobago. :)

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  89. Very cute! There are a few restaurants we go to that give Wiki Stix to the kids to play with. It keeps our little ones busy!

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  90. This turned out adorable! I never seen a Wiki Stix piggy bank. So clever!

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  91. I have never heard of Wikki Stix. I went to the site and was glad to see how they work for children with disabilities. My niece works with disabled kids and I'll let her know about Wikki Stix. Thanks!

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  92. That's a neat idea. Love that the sticky part is non-toxic, making it safe for the little ones. I wonder how my little guy would have designed his piggy!

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  93. That is a lot of fun. My girls would have fun decorating their piggy

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  94. Ooh...a designer piggy bank...fancy! My son loves collecting coins for his piggy bank and would love it even more with this one, I'm sure!

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  95. That is such a cute piggy bank. I also love the stoppers on the bottom to keep it in place.

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  96. wow that piggy is super cute, and after the decoration its cuteness increased manifold.. so very cute.. he sure looks happy (also the piggy is happy)

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  97. What a way to get creative with saving. Lol! He sure does look super happy about his finished project.

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  98. What an adorable idea! I can't wait to get some for my niece and nephew!

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  99. Now that's a fun project. I woe my girls new piggy banks. I threw theirs out yesterday. ;-/

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  100. Yes, I can sure see why this would be a creative hit with the children.

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  101. I got 4 of these back at Easter and let the kids paint their own designs on them. It's a lot of fun.

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  102. I love how bloggers turn anything into a fun project! Helps kids be creative. This looks like fun1

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  103. Cute idea! I would have never thought about using Wacky Stixx on the piggy banks!

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  104. now that is just too cute :)
    I think all the boys would love to help B decorate his ...
    but they are not about saving any money...........

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  105. OMG... This is just the cutest! We would totally have a blast with this at out house! Thank you for sharing!!

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  106. Awww the piggy is so cute! He decorated him very well. My piggy bank when I was little was a dog. The story my mom tells me is that one Sunday when there was going to be a special offering for missionaries at church, I emptied "Rusty" and gave all my savings to them. I have no memory of it, but my parents must have raised me right :)

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  107. That little piggy is so cute! I wonder if they would have been better off making it in a material that you don't need to be as cautious with it. I hope it still is causing everyone to fill it up with coins! I like that you can "accessorize" it, too!

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