All our black sharpies dried up. I have tried reviving them with rubbing alcohol, but they were beyond help. I LOVE sharpies, and use them all the time. While I was at the craft store tonight, as I was looking at the rack of beautiful, colorful sharpie caps. Am I the only one that gets lost in all the wonderful colors and styles? I had a hard time coming home with only just a boring black Sharpie. Oh well, another day that perfect Aqua Sharpie will hop into my cart!
So once I was armed with the fresh black sharpie, I needed a project. We decided to revisit a project that we played with in my pre-blogging days, making Bleach and Sharpie Valentines. All you will need is a sharpie, card stock, q-tips and a bleach solution that is 50% bleach and 50% water. Please take the necessary precautions when working with chemicals and your precious little ones!
The kids doodled all over their paper with the black sharpie. We tried this with construction paper, but the results were better when using the card stock. Carefully dip the q-tip in the bleach solution and draw over the sharpie lines. The sharpie color will not be effected, but the paper will loose color where the bleach is drawn.
This process can take a few moments before the bleach will work, so be patient. The kids thought the disappearing paper color was pretty cool!
Valentines will soon be on us. I love that my kiddos are making sweet little cards and notes leaving them all over the house. There is something that makes me smile when I see little animals and flowers made out of hearts!