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Felt pen inks

Our house is often like a felt-pen graveyard (in spite of persistant nagging)!

Felt pen watercolours

If you too are the owner of many a dried-up, squished-nib pen then worry not, simply chuck them in a pot of water overnight and make some really lovely liquid inks. (Use about 50ml of water for every felt pen).

Felt pen watercolours

I’m still trying to figure out what to make with all the plastic cases…ideas on a postcard please!

Felt pen watercolours

BTW….I’ve seen this idea before of the web, but can’t find the original source. If you know then please leave a comment and I’ll add it to the bottom of this post.

This idea origionally came from an article at childcentralstation – go check it out!

By the way I’m still addicted to pinterest. It’s just such a useful way of keeping track of visual material. Why not sign up…it’s free! You can check out my boards here and read my pinterview here!

Sorry things are still a bit quiet around here…another month and I will be posting more regularly again.

20 thoughts on “Felt pen inks

  1. That’s exactly what I wanted to do in order to get some colored water to dye the modeling dough. But, weirdly enough (and thank God for that, though, because I have white walls) I don’t have any felt pens in the house.

  2. …I forgot to mention that this works even better if you take the inserts out of the plastic tube 🙂

  3. J’adore vos idées je suis dans le même esprit et j’ai fait ceci avec les tubes des feutres( voir blog marcellou ) (désolé j’ai un anglais HOriBLe..)

  4. Hi Marcellou…thanks for the comment…thank goodness for google translate! My french horrible too!

    Jo – yep the devils website indeed…many a wasted hour…haha! 🙂

  5. i like this idea for liquid watercolors. You can also pull out the middle of them and put the tip and the middle in a bottle of white glue and make colored glue!

  6. I don’t have an idea for the long cases but I save our lids to add to our play dough tools. We have loads now and they get used as spikes, arms, legs etc. I made inks in the summer which we froze and mixed in bowls (whilst painting with them too). The colours are lovely and intense and my children had brightly coloured fingers at the end of it!

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