I kid you not when I tell you that my finding uncapped markers around the house is literally a daily occurrence. My youngest girls, ages 3 and 5, have this incessant need to color/draw/write in pretty colors every. single. day. Are they budding artists? Maybe. Are their creations fridge worthy? Most of the time. Am I spending a small fortune on markers? YES.
I have resorted to buying our markers at Dollar Tree because I know that undoubtedly 90% are just going to get thrown away because they dry out in a few hours. The problem here isn’t that the caps are eternally gone, it’s that we always end up finding them. But by the time we find them, the marker is either a) dried out or b) thrown away!
Enter Magic Stix.
These markers are odorless and non-toxic. They’re available in both 12 and 24 packs on Amazon. But best of all, they are guaranteed to not dry out for 7 days!!
The colors are bright and bold. No flaky semi-transparent markers here! We’ve used them on cardboard, drawing paper, ahem . . . the walls. Okay, that last one was the three-year-old, but thankfully it was nothing a magic eraser couldn’t handle. See what I did there?
I wish I would have had these years ago. They are going to save me so much money! Now when I can’t find a marker lid, I just put it up for a few hours (or days) until we find it.
Thank you, Magic Stix, for taking on one of the many battles of parenthood and kicking it in the teeth.