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Monday, March 5, 2018

Magic Stix Washable Markers Review

I think that craft and coloring items are a necessary household category, and my kids happen to agree with me. When we were offered an opportunity to review Magic Stix Washable Markers from The Pencil Grip, Inc., everyone couldn't wait to try them out!

Magic Stix Washable Markers

We have reviewed items from The Pencil Grip, Inc. in the past, you can find our reviews of Kwik Stix here. This set of 24 markers are a new item and they have their own unique characteristic... they don't dry out if you leave the cap off for seven days! It's kind of amazing, and we had to put it to the test.

First, you'll notice the range of color in this 24 marker set. It's a nice selection! The cap is easy to snap on securely. But we don't have toddlers so I can't say if that's true for all ages.

I waited 24 hours between each note that I wrote on the paper above. You can see that the color changed slightly when the cap was off, but there was no drying out. The marker still felt smooth and wet to write with. There was some feathering when writing with a marker that was left uncapped, which no longer happened after the cap was replaced.

After three days everyone begged to have that color back rather than hidden on my desk, so we cut our test short. I did follow other Homeschool Review Crew members on Instagram who did this test and I am surprised at how well these markers work! I'd suggest checking out more reviews through the banner linked at the bottom of my review if you'd like to see the full seven day results.

I wondered if they would have a funny or chemical smell. I can't smell anything when coloring with them, and I have to put them right up to my nose to smell any scent at all. The faint scent is a little sweet, almost fruity. But not offensive or strong at all.

How did we use Magic Stix?

As soon as the package was opened, my first grader ran off with them to draw some pictures for me. You can see that they are nice for drawing thin lines and for coloring larger areas (within a reasonable level of patience.)

Over the next few weeks, we found MANY ways to use these markers. We used them for school projects with coloring and writing.

You can see again that they work for thin lines. I have used them for adult coloring pages and with a careful hand they work in small areas.

They work on magazine pages too.

We used them to make maps of South America.

This little one used them so much! She likes how portable they are. The case is sturdy with a lay in tray that has slots to hold every marker in place. It latches tightly. The outside of the case is smooth so you can put your paper on it when a table isn't nearby.

My fourth grader found they are good for spelling practice. With such a large variety of colors they are perfect for little artists to add visual appeal to their school work!

I feel like they have a smoother feel on paper than other markers. They are nice to write and color with, even for grown ups. 

I couldn't pass up testing the washability claim! I colored on an old baby washcloth with seven markers. Then I tossed it in the laundry until that evening, when I washed it with a bunch of other towels and linens. 

Everything except for the black washed out! I was impressed that there was no trace of any other color.

All four of my kids say they are fun! I already knew that because I've found these markers in SO many places, being used for SO many projects over the weeks we've been reviewing them. They are now a household favorite. Magic Stix Washable Markers really are kind of magic!

Where to find Magic Stix Washable Markers:

The Pencil Grip, Inc.

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1 comment:

  1. You guys got some great uses out of these markers. They are fun to use for schoolwork, aren't they? Nice coloring projects and maps! - Lori