How to fix dried out markers

One of the things I have always wanted my child to inherit from her dad is his creativity. I can barely draw a stick figure but he can sit there and draw things from memory and make it come out amazing. I have always been envious of that and lucky for my daughter, she seems to have the same artistic gene. With her creative genius comes lots of messes. My toddler is notorious for not putting caps back on her markers. After throwing away countless dried out markers and much trial and error I finally came up with a way to bring these dried up markers back to life!

Dried out markers hack


Step 1: Fill a bowl with 2 cups warm water and 1 Tbs white vinegar
Step 2: Place the dried out marker, tip down, cap off, into the bowl.
Step 3: Let sit until some ink starts to release into the water, about 5 minutes.
Step 4: Remove marker and dry off the tip with paper towel.
Step 5: Replace cap and let marker sit on its side for about 15 minutes.
Step 6: Be amazed as your marker works again! For really dried out markers, dip the tip of the marker in white vinegar for a minute or two and repeat the rest of the steps again.

P.S. These are the BEST markers ever and they are super washableΒ and they make them in this new pipsqueak size so your toddler can handle them better!

Toddler dried out markers

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