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18 December 2017

Markers that Won't Dry Out {Review}

The Pencil Grip, Inc.

Magic Stix: markers that won't dry outWe had the opportunity to try out these lovely markers from the folks at The Pencil Grip. They said they've developed a new kind of marker: markers that can be left uncapped for up to a week and they won't dry out. At least, not quickly. Even having them be sturdy enough for a few hours would be huge; these are guaranteed for a week! We had the chance to try them and see how they did.

First of all, they color beautifully. Markers have always been a fan favorite around here, but with little kids, we frequently have problems with markers being left uncapped or partially capped, and then they're typically quickly ruined. While the kids are bigger now, and they do better with this, Miss Kitty is still only 4, and "doing better" isn't always the same as "gets the lid all the way on".

Magic Stix: markers that won't dry out
So, when the markers came, we did some coloring sheets. And then I decided to test the claims a little: I deliberately left a marker uncapped while we spent the morning at church. It was probably uncapped for between 4 and 5 hours. I feel like there is some difference in the smoothness of the coloring before and after, but it was still completely acceptable: it colors nicely and covers well. If I hadn't been deliberately comparing before and after samples, I don't think that I would have even noticed.

Most of the time, nobody makes a close inspection of our coloring pages before they're hung on the fridge or our art wall.

Magic Stix: markers that won't dry out

That wasn't the only time that one has been found with a cap not quite right. But they continue to do well. And the kids are happy to reach for them when they are coloring - the big kids as readily as the little kids.

Magic Stix: markers that won't dry out


NOTICE: I received this product free in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to post a positive review, nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC regulations. 

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