Homeschool art class can be a beautiful chaos. When the carefully constructed masterpieces are hanging on the fridge, left behind in the wake are empty glue sticks, broken crayons, and stray markers. I don’t know about you, but we always seem to end up with more markers than lids! My kids love art! My daughter especially is hardly without a coloring book or notebook and colors. This is her activity of choice for riding in the car and sitting in church. The transient nature of this activity lends itself to lost lids and dried up markers. Because of this, I have to replace markers more often than I like. Can you imagine a marker that doesn’t dry out when lid isn’t snapped on tight? That is why I was so excited for the opportunity to review Magic Stix Washable Markers by The Pencil Grip, Inc.
The Product: Magic Stix Washable Markers
The Magic Stix Washable Marker set contains 24 different colors. They are washable and non-toxic, so you don’t have to worry about when (not if…) your littles get them on their clothes or stick them in their mouths. They also have absolutely no smell! The carrying case clips each marker in place and is made of a durable plastic, complete with handle for easy transport. The most amazing feature of this marker set is the fact (Yes, fact! I tested it!) that the lids can be left completely off for at least 7 days without affecting the markers’ quality at all! No more worrying that your kids are not ‘completely clicking’ the lids on.
The Test of Time
Do the Magic Stix Markers actually last 7 days without the cap on? I decided to play scientist and test it myself. I left the lid off, and each day for the next 10 days, drew a line on my test paper. Here are my results:
As you can see, the mark stroke doesn’t fade over time. Furthermore, when coloring large areas or during prolonged use, most markers start to fade, but with the Magic Stix Washable Markers, my daughter could color a whole picture without a single fade stroke.
Non-Fade & Long-Lasting
The 7 day lid-off claim is true! Also, I have never been able to use any marker to fully color large areas without the color fading or becoming streaky until now!
The carrying case makes artistic mobility a reality. This is important to us because we are always on the move doing lessons at the library or Panera, and the individually clipped markers keep the markers from rolling off the table and hiding under the table.
Array of Shades
A lot of marker sets only have standard colors, but the Magic Stix WashableMarkers offer 24 shades for a wider variety of artistic scope.
Have you tried these Magic Stix Washable Markers? I would love to hear about it in the comments below. The Pencil Grip, Inc. has many other great products. Check out my reviews of the Kwik Stix and Thin Stix. We have loved every product we have tried and highly recommend them.
Till Next Time,