Clarissa loves to do art projects! We were very excited when we were chosen to review the 24 pack of Magic Stix Washable Markers made by The Pencil Grip, Inc. Clarissa said the markers looked beautiful and wanted me to take her picture immediately.
After the picture was taken, it was time to open the box and start coloring. Clarissa was impressed with the amount of markers in the box. She didn’t know that you could get 24 markers at a time. She claimed them as “her markers” and started coloring immediately while I was making dinner.
The box made several promises that I was eager to try out. The box claims that these markers are washable, odorless, have bold and bright colors, and that they will not dry out if left uncapped for seven days. That last promise was hard for me to believe, so we created an experiment to test it out.
These markers claim to be washable. I think that is true. We didn’t get markers on our clothing at all during the testing of these markers. But we did get marker on our hands. The ink did wash off during bathtime very easily.
These markers also claim to be odorless. This is also true. There is no smell to these markers, good or bad.
The markers are bold and bright, as they claim. The colors are vibrant. I was amazed at how many different shades of blue and green and yellow we had in the box. However, the markers do bleed through the back of the paper. Clarissa colored in a coloring book and on normal paper. Both times, the colors bled through to the back.
The final promise was that the markers would not dry out, after left uncapped for seven days, guaranteed! I was doubtful, but thought that we should try it out because surely, if they dried out they would have to replace our markers. Clarissa usually likes to perform experiments so I thought that she would be excited about this. She was not. Apparently, I have made a big deal about capping her markers until now. So she had a hard time understanding that we were supposed to leave the caps off these markers. She actually snuck back into the kitchen to put the caps on later that day. I had to hide the experiment from her until the week was over.
For the experiment, I numbered each of the markers. Then I made a grid for each color. Every morning for seven days, I filled in a circle for each color on the grid.
I was surprised to discover that the markers did actually keep their full, vibrant colors, even after seven days of being uncapped.
Now that the experiment is over, Clarissa is back to using her markers regularly and putting her caps back on. We use the markers for school on a regular basis.
I highly recommend the Magic Stix Washable Markers from The Pencil Grip, Inc. They sell markers in both 12 and 24 packs on Amazon. Click here to enter my first giveaway, a 24 pack of the markers, new from the manufacturer.