My kids love to do tons of drawing, coloring, and crafting. We go through markers pretty fast, not only because they’re constantly in use, but because they forget to stick the stinking cap back on the markers. They dry out fast, especially the thin markers. It gets very frustrating.
My friends from The Pencil Grip, Inc. sent me a complimentary 12 pack of their new Magix Stix markers to try out with my family. Here’s what you need to know about them.
They are non-toxic, so they’re safe to use with little ones.
No stench – they’re odorless.
Magic Stix are washable.
The colors of the markers are bold and bright.
Magic Stix will not dry out with their cap off for SEVEN DAYS. That’s right, if your child is a goof like mine are, that lid can be partially closed or totally off for up to a WEEK and the markers will still write. How awesome is that?! This is going to save us a lot of money, but more importantly, my sanity.
We have loved using Magic Stix. I like that they have a precision tip. They are great quality, and I love the peace of mind knowing I don’t have to worry about a dried out marker when we go to open up the case to do an assignment.
My son, Heath, needs specific colors to color code words into parts of speech for his language arts lessons. I can’t tell you how many times we’ve had to go on a hunt around the house for a darn green marker so he can mark the verbs! Wouldn’t you know that Charlie’s favorite color happens to be green. He’s way too busy and hyper to do a consistent job of taking care of things, so we’ve had to throw out tons of green markers. I mean, it’s better than having to clean marker off of the furniture or walls, but it’s still an annoying part of marker-ownership that we have to deal with all the time.
That leads me to another favorite thing. I love that Magic Stix are washable. I won’t mention how often I’m spraying and blotting marker off of my carpet (in my room of all places!), but I can say that I’m glad my room is right next to the laundry room where the cleaning supplies are located. These markers have cleaned up easily, so I’m not nervous letting even my 3 year old use the markers.
If you want to see other products from The Pencil Grip, Inc., be sure to check out my reviews on their other awesome products below!