Last week was Teacher Appreciation Week and I had big plans to make a fun sign using foam board and Elmer’s Painters Paint Markers. I was going to make muffins too.
Best laid plans, right?
I had two problems with my big plans: 1) I couldn’t find the paint markers at the Walmart closest to me and 2) Muffins? Muffins are overrated anyway, right? We ended up getting cupcakes for one campus and Krispy Kreme for another. We tried.
I didn’t actually find the markers until I went to another Walmart on the other side of town at the end of the week. My #ExpressYourself project plan quickly switched from Teacher Appreciation to Mother’s Day. We improvise around here.
First, I LOVE that these pens can be purchased individually for $1.97 each. They do sell them in packs as well, but they are pre-selected color families and I would have had to have purchased 3-4 of the packs to get the 5-6 actual colors I wanted. I was happy I could make these individual selections.
You can also choose between medium, fine, and chisel tips. Awesome! I went with all medium tips for this first experience.
You can see our entire shopping experience via this Google+ photo album right here!
With the new plan being to make something for Nana for Mother’s Day, I divided a small foam board into four sections and let my kids loose with the paint markers. They LOVE these!
I had also noticed some of the other projects posted in which they were using the markers on glass. I picked up a vase from the dollar store and experimented. My first experiment was a bomb, but I was able to remove the paint with fingernail polish remover. I then tried again.
And here we have a fun little stash of sweetness to take to my mom for Mother’s Day. I’m pretty sure she liked it. *grin*
These are keepers, for sure. I’m looking forward to getting a few more colors and using them on a lot more things! Here’s hoping the Walmart closest to me gets these in very soon!
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