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Dried Markers to Water Colors!

With birthdays come presents and sometimes the unexpected happens. Among D's presents was a big packet of 46 markers. The very next day D was ready to make some drawings and color with his new markers.. unfortunately we found all 46 of them dry. Pinterest to the rescue! 


1.Grab some small containers.. I seem to have an abundance of baby food jars..
2. Fill containers halfway with water
3. Place markers
4. Wait for the water to change color. We waited until the next day.
5. Paint!




In all honesty I like these even better than actual water colors. Usually keeps dipping his brush in the water and never seems to get enough paint.. here it is a perfect balance of paint and water. : )

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31 comments:

monique said...

This is such a good idea! I never thought of this myself!

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Nice watercolor art
I use an old metal baking dish to put the jars of water in to make it easier to move them, and not turn them over.

Anonymous said...

OOH great idea!!! God knows we always have dried out markers laying around lol

sugarlens said...

Very smart! I love Pinterest for all its neat ideas.

Your Invisible Crown said...

What a very clever idea!

Anonymous said...

At my age, I still get excited for markers, crayons, pencil crayons, etc! It's so much fun to decorate w/ them & add ur personal touch. Thank u for sharing this!
www.speakstyleandrock.com

Midnight Cowgirl said...

What a great way to save the markers!

Courtney [Sweet Turtle Soup] said...

Now that is a creative solution, I would have tossed them!!! You win!

today my way said...

What a clever way to make the most of those markers. xx

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Jennifer Hays said...

That's a great idea. The colors are dark enough to see them but it probably dried a little faster and cleaner since it was just water. Thanks for sharing.

Hena Tayeb said...

pinterest to the rescue

Hena Tayeb said...

great idea

Hena Tayeb said...

yes we do

Hena Tayeb said...

thanks.. yes, gotta love pinterest

Hena Tayeb said...

thanks

Hena Tayeb said...

I do too...

Hena Tayeb said...

thanks

Hena Tayeb said...

:D

Hena Tayeb said...

thank you

Cam & Sarah said...

That's an great idea - and I love how colorful it all turned out. Definitely going to keep this in mind for the future. Of course I just threw out a ton of markers that the kids left uncapped.

Pumpkin Delight (Kimberly) said...

What a great idea! I clean out boxes of dried markers at the end of each school year. This would be fun to do...even as an end of year activity.

Veronica Lee said...

How clever! I would have tossed them!
Happy Wednesday, Hena!

Christina said...

That's awesome and creative!

- Christina www.cityloveee.blogspot.com

Corinne said...

Markers always dry out, I remember that woe as a child! This is a great alternative though.

Corinne x
www.skinnedcartree.com

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday to D! That's too bad the markers were dry, glad you could make a positive out of it!

Jane said...

Oh that's such a good idea! Never knew you could use dry markers like this.

Stefanie said...

Yay for upcycling. I love art supplies.

Unknown said...

What a great tip!!

Jane @ anothermommablog.blogspot.com said...

great idea, I didn't know that. We have some dried up markers, guess I'll be keeping them so we can get more use out of it!

Jenny said...

I've never heard of this before what a great tip for dried out markers!!!

Wonky Patchwork said...

What a great idea, we have plenty of dry markers to try out this, thank you!

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