This is a review post. I received this item in exchange for my honest review. Below you will find just that, my honest review.
“Mom, my markers won’t work!” “Mom, I lost the cover to this marker!” Are these things you hear when your child pulls out their markers, or need to put them away? What if I told you there was a marker that could go without its cap for 7 days guaranteed and still work? The Magic Stix from The Pencil Grip, Inc. can do just that!
What Is It
The Magic Stix are the newest addition to The Pencil Grip, Inc. These markers are odorless, yes, we sniffed them right away to check! They are washable as well as non-toxic. You can find them in 12 or 24 packs. Each of the colors are bright and wonderful when colored on the paper.
The major thing with the Magic Stix is that you can leave the cap off of the marker for 7 days and it will still work. How could that be possible? I don’t know, and I don’t want to worry. If someone figured out how to make markers last longer in my house I won’t argue!
How We Used It
We used these just like any other marker in our house. The kids were allowed to pull them out and color with them as much as they wanted. Well, all except the black one. This one I wanted to do a test on. I wanted to leave the cap off of it for 7 days and mark the results. I had high hopes, knowing it was The Pencil Grip, Inc. that was making the guarantee.
We marked our results each day at around the same time, give or take an hour. While we noticed the color almost seemed darker each day, we noticed that it was because it was fresh color versus the color that sat out on the paper each day.
As we got to the half way point and realized the color was still going strong, we wanted to test another well known brand of markers. I was disappointed to see that 24 hours later this marker would not even mark on the paper!
After 7 days, Little Miss took my black marker away from me and claimed it back into the case with the rest. Yes, 7 days without the cap and it was still just as fresh as the day we opened them! The cap is currently back on and the marker is happy and safe with the rest of them, and no child is worried about having to throw away a new marker.
What We Thought
We love anything The Pencil Grip, Inc. However, I was nervous to try out the 7 Day, No Cap Challenge. I really didn’t want to have to throw away a marker that we just opened, but I wanted to let you know about the guarantee. Lucky for us, and you, our marker was just fine! This was surprising to me, but also welcoming!
Little Miss loves to color with marker. She picks markers before anything else. However, she also likes to lose the covers. I had just thrown away about a dozen markers from our box when we couldn’t find the covers and they wouldn’t work anymore. This is me throwing money away when I have to do this. I always shed a tear or two during this time. Worst part? We usually find the covers a day or two later, only to have to throw that away as well.
After doing the challenge and finding that we can go 7 days without a cover, I no longer have to cry when I throw away markers. Instead I can set them aside until we find the cover and put them back in the box. This is a money saver for me!