Crayola markers are fantastic pens for creating spectacular art pieces, considering that Crayola has many marker types, such as washable, ultra-clean, gel, and regular markers! You can make a ton of diverse art styles!
But sometimes you don’t feel very artsy and forget about your markers for quite some time. During these moments, markers dry up and temporarily lose their purpose.
What should one do if their markers are not working as they should? Well, you are lucky since this article teaches you how to revive Crayola markers!
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Ways to Revive Crayola Markers
Before proceeding to the methods to revive dry markers, you must know that differing types of marker ink call for different ways to bring them back to life! Let’s get to it, then!
For water-based markers
Most Crayola Markers are water-based, so it should be easy to spot them. Crayola Markers with water-based inks are the Crayola supertips, regulars, ultra-clean, and washable markers.
After identifying if your markers are water-based, begin with the methods below to revive water based markers:
For alcohol-based markers
Crayola markers that are alcohol-based are their Signature Blending Markers. Follow the methods below to rehydrate markers like these!
For oil-based markers
Crayola gel markers are oil-based, for sure! Move on to this method if you are reviving oil-based markers!
Resort to Crayola’s Colorcycle Program
If you feel like throwing your dead markers rather than reviving them, you mustn’t miss this opportunity to save the environment!
Crayola created a program called ColorCycle for people whose marker dried out. ColorCycle’s mission is to recycle Crayola markers to make the world a better place to live!
You may gather your dead markers or your friends,’ and Crayola will send you a free shipping label to give the plastic markers. The program’s proponents do not fix dried out Crayola markers, but will convert them to synthetic fuels instead!
Fortunately, they do not just accept Crayola markers. They also recycle any brand of plastic markers. However, the program did not indicate if they accept empty Crayola markers. Contact Crayola to learn more about their program.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Are Crayola Paint Markers water-based?
There is insufficient data indicating whether Crayola’s paint markers are water-based or alcohol-based. Check the label or ask the local art store to be certain!
We do so much to save a dead marker, right? We can’t deny that they are that precious to artists! They make us more creative, after all.
So, there we have it! This article provides several ways on how to revive Crayola markers, whether you have water, alcohol, or oil-based pens!
If all else fails, your markers will be of good use, as Crayola has the ColorCycle program to include you in its journey to protect the environment and make the world more liveable!
Hi, I am Eveline Kessler, a content creator. My love for colors and arts draws me here to join the Intermediarts team with Leilani. I am responsible for testing new products and techniques with her and providing honest reviews and tips based on our experience. I have gained a lot of knowledge from this, and I believe you will find her suggestions to be invaluable as well.