Friday, March 27, 2015

Make your own colors with the Crayola Marker Maker

My kids have so much toys already that whenever someone asks me what they can give them as a gift, I immediately think of arts and crafts stuff. So for Miley's birthday, we gave her this Crayola Marker Maker. She loves to draw and write using markers (not so much crayons) so I knew she would love this.


I love the whole DIY concept and creating your own custom colors. And if you ever wondered how markers are made, I can now tell you that it's so simple and fun! :)


The kit comes with only 3 ink bottles - red, yellow, and blue. But you can make so many colors by using the mixing guide provided, or just creating your own.


Here's the "core" of the markers which will be filled with color later on. It's like a sponge so it absorbs the ink really quickly (reminds me of a tampon lol! ;p).


And there are all kinds of wacky tips to choose from!


Here's the assembled kit with all the parts:


At first, hubby and I were the ones putting the ink in the measuring tubes. But it really is so easy to do that after a while, Miley was the one doing all the steps!

look at that intense concentration

Our favorite part was putting the core in the tube and watching the ink get absorbed. You can see the ink quickly spreading upward the entire white core which was pretty cool hehe! ;p


After, you just use the tweezers provided to transfer the core to the plastic barrel. Then use the machine to snap it shut inside the pen.


You just have to wait a few minutes for the color to completely spread out, then the markers are ready to use!


I also love how the markers came with labels which you can write the color you made on. And there was also a box which you can further color and personalize.


Of course, this is so much cheaper in the States (almost half the price) but it is also available here for P1,700. I even saw a girl version in Toys R Us, which I wish was the one I had bought for Miley. But either way, I really think this is such a great gift idea for any kid since it's something the whole family can enjoy too. And don't worry if you finish up the ink or made all the pens already. You can buy refills as well! :)

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    1. Yes I believe it is since I had no problem washing the ink splatters after we did this :)

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  2. wow, thanks for posting this. :)

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  3. this is a special wish from my nephew. where can i buy one here in Manila?

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    1. I believe in most toy stores like Toys R Us or Toy Kingdom, or check in the toy section at department stores like SM or Landmark. :)

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