Washable markers are drawing tools that are ideal for young children who may accidentally mark their clothes or body with marks. Marks from washable markers can be easily removed from clothes, skin, and walls just by wiping a wet sponge across the surface. Since washable markers do not permanently stain a surface, they are perfect for home and classroom use.
Young artists enjoy using markers because it isn't necessary to exhibit a great deal of pressure in order to make shapes and bold marks. It allows them to be creative, making a bolder color than marks made by a typical crayon. Washable markers are made by a variety of companies and can be found in homes and classrooms where children create artwork. Some markers are scented as well.
When drawing with a marker, children should use heavy pieces of paper such as manila or newsprint. The paper can be attached to an easel if desired. Other children may choose to use the markers to color in a coloring book; however, since most pages of a coloring book are thin, the marker often bleeds through to the other side of the page.
One disadvantage of using a marker is the fact that it can quickly dry out if the child loses the marker's top. If a washable marker dries out because it was exposed to air for a long period of time, a parent can purchase washable paint in order to recycle the marker. The child dips the dried-out marker in the washable paint and can use the marker in order to draw.
To make homemade markers, thoroughly clean an empty shoe polish bottle or roll-on deodorant bottle. Next, fill the bottle with washable paint. The child can use the tool to draw and paint using this homemade version of a marker.
Washable markers are the ideal choices for children because they are non-toxic and do not permanently stain clothing, skin, or walls. They can be purchased through online merchants, supermarkets, discount stores, and any other place that sells craft items for children. They come in a variety of colors and sizes and are sold at different prices. Drawing with these markers is one way that kids can create their own artwork with bold colors and interesting shapes. Children can express their creativity by using markers, and parents can be confident that kids won't destroy the house if they decide to create a masterpiece on the walls.