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A Kids Project Using Plaid Mod Podge

Spring has turned into summer in Washington, and we are getting ready to spend all of our summer in the backyard! What could be better than a painted bird house to welcome the sunshine? My three and a half year old daughter and I used an assortment of Mod Podge products to decorate and weather-proof our bird house: Sparkle Mod Podge, Outdoor Mod Podge, Mod Podge Foam Brush Set, and Podgeable Shapes.

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Review | BIC Magic Marker Window Markers

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.”

Bic Window Markers

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.

Priming the Marker
Bic Window Marker Ready to go

Priming the markers took the most time with the white. I am not sure why but my white marker didn’t seem to work as well as the other colors; it did not flow as nicely.

White Daisy

As you can see the white was streaky, unlike the yellow.

Spring

The red, pink and yellow markers were fantastic – the flow was nice and smooth but not runny.

Close Up Spring

In the up-close picture of the red, pink and yellow, you can see those markers were nice and smooth.

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.

Erasing the Daisy

As you can see the markers came off with just water even after sitting on my windows for two weeks!

Daisy Erased

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.

Window Art work by my Kids

Pros:

• 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.

Cons:

• 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.