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    Default Uses for dried up felt pens?

    Just wondering if anyone knows of any crafts/things to do with dried up felt pens or their caps? Just finished sorting through Brownie pen box and have got about 150 dead ones, seems a waste to just throw them away....

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    if you remove the innards and dip in water, could perhaps use for messy printing?
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    we made bracelets... take the inner out, cut into what ever size pieces and thread on string.

    could you make a mobile/windchime?

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    Hello

    A drop or two of white vinegar onto the end of the ink cartridge can bring them back to life - don't use malt vinegar though - too smelly!

    Not too much though, or you end up covered in ink when it filters through - as I know from experience....

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    Im thinking where you might usually use pop-sticks... with stronger glue

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    We just bin ours - same with pencils with broken "leads".
    I know fancy jewellery can be made with both pen cases and pencils, but it involves a lot of careful drilling.

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    save some lids as spares??

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    A different question:
    Where do people buy half decent felt pens and pencils?

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    Have to admit, I throw all the 'dead' pens, but try and keep the lids as spares. Currently got quite a few felt tips as had a good sort out of the Brownie cupboard and found lots as well as what I inherited from the other unit that closed down a while ago. As my unit is now down to a grand total of 3 sixes (which aren't full), I've put the spare sixes stuff into a box of 'spares' to be used up. Got box that at one time held steel toed capped boots from the picture on the box full of spare felt tips/colouring pencils. That's on top of a box full of writing pens/pencils. Got enough to last a few years (at least).

    Decent felt tips - crayola are good, but expensive compared to other pens. Worth looking at Wilkos for decent pens/pencils. Found that if you pay a bit more for them they tend to be better (but always have the exception to the rule).

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlerainbow View Post
    A different question:
    Where do people buy half decent felt pens and pencils?
    I don't bother buying felt tips any more - my Guides used them so infrequently they dried out (even with lids on) before they were used up. The Brownies bought in bulk - these I think: http://www.bakerross.co.uk/cat_id/AR...ack-SE6051.htm

    Coloured pencils - I think the last lot I bought for my Guides came from WHSmith, but it could have been Staples or even Wilkinsons. It's years since I bought them, as I said, we don't do colouring that often. One thing I would say: if you go for coloured pencils, make sure you have at least one good pencil sharpener!
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