DIY smelly markers

I was obsessed with smelly markers as a kid. OBSESSED. And you know what? Somethings never change.

But now I’m “an adult” (whatever that means) so I have to be all cool and make my own smelly markers.

DIY smelly markers tutorial:

DIY smelly markers - The Burlap Bag

It’s super super easy. Well, if you have the right kind of markers. More on that later:

Grab some markers. Some say they need to NOT be waterproof markers, but I have no idea if our markers were waterproof or not. So, test that out yourself and someone let me know, kthanks.

And grab some essential oil (or fragrance oil or some scenty oil thing). We used this:

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(but it would be awesome to have a bunch of different scents for different colors! Vanilla for brown, lemon for yellow, orange for orange duh, spearmint for green, etc.

Here’s the tricky part: Take the small end cap off of the marker. Some come off really easily – ours had to be pried off with pliers. Hopefully you have some easy ones or some strong hands. Take out that weird beef jerky looking tube – that’s what we need! 

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Now that you have the ink tube, you will put 10ish drops of scenty oil into it. We did it on the side that will almost directly touch the tip of the marker so that it smells harder/better/faster/stronger. (experiment and see how many drops is perfect for your nose!)

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And then let it sit for awhile to let the scent get all in everything’s business. Maybe a couple of hours/overnight?

And then you’ll have some lovely homemade smelly markers! And YOU got to pick the scents! 

ok, just for funsies and nostalgic purposes: 

 

MR SKETCH SCENTED MARKERS!!!!!!

 

Everyone knows that the light blue (mango) and light pink (melon) ones are the best. And that black is the worst (licorice! yuck!)

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9 Comments

  1. Catherine January 21, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    I just bought a set of Mr. Sketch and niether my coworkers nor students have never heard of them. The poor, sheltered souls! I am so glad I was able to introduce them to the awesomeness of Mr. Sketch! And now we can make our own in class… And at home. I love smelly markers!!!

  2. Catherine January 21, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    I just bought a set of Mr. Sketch and niether my coworkers nor students had ever heard of them. The poor, sheltered souls! I am so glad I was able to introduce them to the awesomeness of Mr. Sketch! And now we can make our own in class… And at home. I love smelly markers!!!

  3. Elizabeth January 22, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    I had thought I was done with my blog, but I just found that I had something of a following–and a lot of referals from your blog. I’m not quiet sure how it happened, but here is a thank you:

    http://foodpantryfeasts.blogspot.com/2013/01/special-thanks-to.html

  4. Ben January 24, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    I totally like the black ones… :P

  5. Katrina February 5, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Yes, but WHY are the light blue ones MANGO?!?

  6. Lauren February 5, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Ben – everyone knows you’re a freak if you like the licorice ones! :)

    Katrina – Haha that is such a good question. But it smells sooooo goooood

  7. Vivek March 20, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    Wow! these sure remind me of the old days!

  8. Whitney October 3, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    This is officially the best thing on your blog! I work with special needs kiddos and they will LOVE this!! Thanks so much :)

  9. studyathomemama July 28, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    I just bought smelly markers last week! I’m sharing this so others know that there’s options :)

    PS– I had no idea what Mr Sketch was until yesterday, my friend told me that I wasn’t cool buying Crayola, that its Mr Sketch only when it comes to scented… now I know.

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