My children love drawing and painting on windows. Naturally when I was sent the Bic Window Markers my children were very excited. According to the packaging on the markers: “BIC Magic Marker Window Marker features highly visible ink designed to adhere to glass! The vivid colors are perfect for both transparent and dark surfaces and removes with a wet cloth.”
I of course wanted to see exactly how well the markers worked before my children used them. From experience there is nothing worse than giving kids a product that does not work the way it stated it would.
The next part was clean up. I admit I was quite skeptical on the clean up because it said it removes with a wet cloth. I have used window markers in the past, and I think I still have marker on my window from them. I was determined to prove this statement wrong. I waited two weeks to even attempt to clean the window. I decided to only use water and a cloth to remove the marker from the window.
My children love the markers and have decorated several windows in my house with them. My childrens’ biggest complaint is that there were not more colors. The bullet tip BIC Window Markers currently come in two color packs: white/red and yellow/pink (neon). (The jumbo chisel tip is available in additional colors.) My son especially wanted blue, black and green. I can see BIC expanding this line of markers because they are a fun rainy day craft idea that children can do.
• Hours of entertainment, only limited to how many windows you have or how many times you want to clean the glass.
• Not too runny, for the most part extremely smooth (except for the white marker).
• Highly pigmented colors make drawings extremely visible.
• Easy clean up – even after two weeks on my windows. Only needed water and a cloth to clean.
• Not enough colors – should at least have primary colors before neon colors.
• Priming the marker can be tricky and should be done by an adult.
• The drawings can be rubbed off easily. It might be best if you have two separate windows so there is no fighting or accidental erasing.
Bic Magic Marker Window Markers can be found at Staples for around $8/pack.
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