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Dried out Markers + water = water color pens...  I wish I had seen this 2 days ago =/

From dried out marker to fresh new watercolor paint! Soak old markers in a cup of water overnight. The longer they sit the better. Then, presto: vibrant water color paint! You can experiment mixing various colors of markers.

Refreshing Markers & Mixing Marker Colors - put them in liquid watercolor and they will soak up the color - you'll never have to replace them again!

Refreshing Markers & Mixing Marker Colors -- put dried out markers in liquid watercolors to recharge (should work with water and food coloring but wouldn't be washable anymore)

for anyone with a bunch of half-empty paint bottles.  add a little acrylic paint and then use like puffy paint.

Great idea for half empty glue bottles. Makes for many fun art projects! - Add acrylic paint to half empty glue bottles to make colored glue

How to reuse dried out markers, recycle them into watercolors and ink, plus ideas to upcycle pen caps into arts and crafts for kids.

Marking it Up: Upcycling Old Markers

Ideas for reusing and recycling old markers. They aren't cheap to buy and we all know how fast students wear them out. Get some extra life out of those dead markers with some reuse ideas.

Yesterday, I hope I convinced you not to throw away your markers that “don’t work.” Today, I will share with you a few ideas for what to do with all of the caps. The possibilities are nearly endless, but here are a few of our recent creations: 1) A Leprechaun/Fairy Ladder/Rope Ladder: 2) #1 if …

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A Few Ideas With Marker Caps (As Promised) | Child Central Station

A Few Ideas With Marker Caps (As Promised)

Soak crayons in water for about 10 minutes and the wrappers will fall right off- best hint ever! (Great for preparing wrapper-free crayons for leaf rubbings)

peel crayons by soaking in water for 10 minutes.why didn't I think of that! great fro making crayon crafts or rubbings

recycled tissue rolls as pencil, pen and paint brush holders... such a great idea for the craft room and the earth as well !!

recycled tissue rolls as pencil, pen and paint brush holders! I see a shoebox filled with the rolls for great storage of kids art supplies!

Make Watercolor Paints - Baking Soda, Vinegar, Light Corn Syrup, Corn Starch, And Food Coloring. It Will Be Ready To Use In A Couple Of Days. (must Dry First.)

Homemade Watercolour Paint

Maybe next summer.DIY Watercolor Paints - baking soda, vinegar, light corn syrup, corn starch, and food coloring. It will be ready to use in a couple of days. (Must dry first.

Aluminium foil and permanent marker - cool effect!

Foil Embossing: This beautiful project was made in a fifth grade art class. Teacher Joanna Davis of We Heart Art explains how it was done using tin foil, yarn, glue and Sharpies.

"The Markers Don't Work!" | Reuse dried markers to make liquid water colors: Child Central Station

"The Markers Don't Work!"

"The Markers Don't Work!" Reuse dried-up markers for craft projects: Child Central Station

Fix a dried out Sharpie or marker.  Use for any sharpie or marker. For a non-permanent marker follow the same directions below, replacing alcohol with water.  1. Pour rubbing alcohol into a small container.  2.  Dip the tip of your sharpie/marking tool into the rubbing alcohol. Hold submerged for a minute.  3. Put the cap back on to the sharpie and let it sit for 15 minutes.  4. This should restore your marker to full use again.

How to Fix a Dried Out Sharpie. Dip the tip of the Sharpie into a cap filled with Rubbing Alcohol.Leave until a bit of ink swirls out. Replace cap on sharpie and wait minutes.

LA center. Create the Characters. Paper Clip Stands - bring art work to life. - Make book characters for story telling, board games and more.

Science Projects - Experiments - STEM Activities

Paper Clip Stands - bring art work to life. - Make book characters for story retelling. This would be great for my Sunday School class.