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Make Watercolor Paints - baking soda, vinegar, light corn syrup, corn starch, and food coloring. It will be ready to use in a couple of days. (Must dry first.)
How to Fix a Dried Out Sharpie..most of the time, according to this website, it is the nib that is dried out, not the ink! Soak in alcohol...worth a try!
blogger makes water color paint from old markers..."I started a "nasty, old and worn out" box for markers after Christmas. By now I had collected a handful of each color. I started soaking them last week, by color groups. After 3 soaks (coffee cups about 1/2 full of water) I had some great colors. I am storing them in these squeeze bottles I have had setting around.'
From dried out marker to fresh new watercolor paint! Don't throw your old markers away, revive them! Soak old markers in a cup of water overnight. The longer they sit the better. Then, presto: vibrant water color paint! You can experiment mixing various colors of markers. You'll end up with unique, one of a kind paint! Plus, you'll save money and be recycling!