Blow Paint & Recycled Water Colors
I had read in one of the art magazines about using old dried up markers to make watercolor paint. So, I looked on Pinterest for directions. Here's what we did...I use "Mr. Sketch" markers because I find they last longer. I have box in the art room for "Dead Markers". It says RIP on the box. Then I bought needle nose pliers at the dollar store and demonstrated how to pull out the tip of the marker. Next, I demonstrated how to use that needle nose to pull off the bottom of the marker. The kids loved using the pliers and we had no accidents. The kids showed me how to use the "circle" on the pliers to remove the bottom of the Crayola markers! I do learn a lot from the kids!
We put all of the marker parts into plastic cups with some water added. I let them soak overnight. The next day I transferred the liquid watercolor to jars with lids.