Wonderful advancements in technology have not only created more entertainment with technological toys, new discoveries also make some of the science behind art and creativity more readily available to children. That’s what you’ll find with the fun and innovative toy from Crayola – their Marker Maker.
This reasonably priced kit comes with all the tools and accessories and scientific instructions needed in order for anyone eight years of age and older to make 16 unique markers.
You can choose to just make classic colored markers, or you can enjoy making your own unique colors by combining the inks provided. The instructions include a mixing chart that shows you which of the main ink colors to mix in order to make specific colors.
Features of Crayola Marker Maker
Each marker kit includes everything you need to create your own markers – 16 of them to be exact. It is/has:
- Designed for ages 8 years old and up.
- Fully interactive.
- Capable of creating 16 one-of-a-kind markers either traditionally colored or as unique combinations of colors self-designed.
- 2 boxes of markers including barrels, tips, plugs, and caps.
Marker labels that can be personalized however desired.
- 3 bottles of ink
- 2 measuring tubes
- Mixing Chart
What We Like About Crayola Marker Maker
As you can see from the pictures, this set-up for making your very own markers is elaborate and scientific-looking, but also combines imagination and creativity. That is a lot for such a reasonably priced marker kit!
You can be sure that whoever is lucky enough to receive this product will spend hours enjoying themselves both in creating whatever color of markers they want to, and then in enjoying the use of their own unique creations in drawing, coloring, and the like.
But don’t let the inclusion of all the different parts make you think it is a complicated and difficult toy to play with. Although the kit is intricate and includes many different items necessary for building custom markers, it is actually very easy to use. In fact, the simple steps to follow for making the markers is one of its best features and enjoyed by both young and old creative souls. The mixing chart is easy to follow in order to mix colors with a specific tinting in mind, but you can also mix the colors “free hand” and enjoy discovering new shades of your very own colors.
To make a marker you just chose whichever colors you decide on and then mix them together in a measuring tube. Next you take one of the 16 marker reservoirs (also known as barrels) and dip it in the measuring tube that holds your ink color mixture. What happens then is one of the most favorite aspects of the toy to be enjoyed. (Many consumers say this is when you want to have your camera ready to capture the “aahhhhh” moment of your child’s excitement!)
Once you stick the marker barrel into the ink, the colors are “magically” sucked up to disappear into the barrel creating the color core of the marker. When it’s full, all you need to do is finish assembling the marker by adding the plug, tip, and cap – it’s as simple as that.
Whether a child is most interested in chemistry and science or art and creativity, the Crayola Marker Maker will be thoroughly appreciated and opens up curiosity for new topics whether it’s your little artist becoming more interested in the chemistry side of things, or your little scientist becoming interested in artistic expression. Regardless, the Marker Maker will entertain children and adults alike with all the wonders and colors of the rainbow.
If you are looking for something that is economically priced and provides hours of entertainment then Crayola’s Marker Maker is just what you’re looking for. Soon you will discover it is worth every penny and then some!