Y’all know how much I love love love items from The Pencil Grip, Inc. They have so many wonderful items! One of their newest items is their Magic Stix Washable Markers. For those of you that have a love/hate relationship with markers, these will definitely have you sitting in the love category!
These Magic Stix Washable Markers come in a 12 pack as well as a 24 pack. We have the 24 pack and I love the variety of colors!
There are so many things to love about these markers!
- The carrying case. This case is awesome, it latches closed and you don’t have to worry about your pens ending up who knows where! Unless they don’t get put away of course…hehe. Each pen can go in a fitted spot that keeps them safe even with the case open and upright.
- Smell? None. Some markers out there give me such a headache that I refuse to have them in the house. I have set these right up against my nose and sniffed as hard as I could and there was nothing.
- The colors are amazingly bright. As we were using them we didn’t really pay attention to how bright they were. Once we were finished and stopped to check out our projects we were astonished!
- They won’t dry out. Just like the case says it is guaranteed that they won’t dry out for up to seven days with the cap off. You may think that is just something they put on there, but nope! It is so true! More about that later!
You can see how bright the colors turned out in our picture. These are some of the projects that were done with these markers. You can see the variety of colors too! The brightness just doesn’t even come across in the picture fully!
See this chart? I started it on a Monday and I left all of the caps off for the full week! Not remembering that we had the radiator heater on, I didn’t realize that I had set the paper and pens next to it on that first day. So the colors were kind of dull on Tuesday but it’s almost like they recovered on the following days!
If I had done a different kind of test, I would have loved to keep on going to see how long they would have lasted! We may have needed a lot more paper is what I am thinking!
Some of our projects were very colorful, using a lot of ink. I thought for sure they would start to get fainter as we kept on coloring, but no, they totally hung in there. When we used cardstock, which is a little thicker than our normal paper, it got a little moist feeling, but it didn’t take long for it to dry out to normal again. Since it is a little more of a wet coloring experience, you may want to keep an eye out for bleeding through a thinner paper.
The ink also washed right off of everything that it got on. It ended up on our table and hands, on both just came clean easily!
One of the little things that I appreciated, and some people may not even notice it, is that all of the caps are all the same color. Your child is using a few different colors? It doesn’t matter what cap they put on! Makes for a quick clean up and less frustration in trying to match up the cap to the right marker color.
Overall we had a great time using these markers! If you want to read what others thought, feel free to click the link below!
Magic Stix Washable Markers