What It Is
With the new Crayola Marker Maker, kids can make their own custom markers. To get started, flip down the mixing tray, which also detaches if you want to spread out your work area. Then place your measuring tubes on the trap. Twist them to make sure they are latched into place. Use the included color mixing guide to decide which color you want to make. There are 18 different colors featured in the color mixing guide to choose from. Following the guide, add however much of the blue, yellow, or red ink is needed to make that color. Then, using the crayola tweezers, dip a marker core into the measuring tube's mixture. Let it sit there until all the ink is absorbed, which takes a minute or two. Next, drop your core into a marker barrel and use the tweezers to press it in. Insert the plug and marker tip into the barrel and place the marker tip down into the center of the Marker Maker caddy. Push down the handle and the plug will snap all the way into place. Pop on the cap and stand the marker upright for one to two minutes and your marker will be ready for use. Use the included labels to make up unique color names to apply to your markers.
The Marker Maker kit includes Marker Maker caddy, three one-ounce ink bottles, two marker boxes, two measuring tubes, a mixing chart, tweezers, and 16 marker part sets including barrels, sticker labels, cores, tips, caps, and plugs.
Why It’s Fun
Crayola and coloring go hand in hand, and part of the fun of coloring with Crayola has always been discovering and using all of their different funky colors. Allowing kids the opportunity to create and personalize their own markers adds another layer to the fun of coloring in an easy and fun way.
Who It’s For
Crayola Marker Maker kit is for ages 8 and up.
What To Be Aware Of
Marker inks can stain fabrics and other surfaces, so clear a work area and wear play clothes that you don't mind getting dirty.
The marker ink's volume in the measuring tube will always equal 15.
Be sure to clean out the measuring tubes with warm water after use.
Marker Maker Refill Packs are sold separately.