Published on July 27th, 2016 | by Michelle Roper-Shaw
Top Ten Sharpie Arts and Crafts Ideas
It has been over 50 years since the Sharpie Fine Point marker became the first pen-like permanent marker. Over the years, the brand has grown as a firm favourite in the home, office and school. With a wide range of applications Sharpie pens have the ability to write on practically any surface including glass, ceramics, stone, fabric, wood, plastic, metal and paper.
Now that the summer holidays are in full swing, it is always worth having a few ideas to hand for those rainy days and cries of “I’m bored”! Here is a selection of ways to use your Sharpies; all you need are some Sharpie Fine Point Assorted Permanent Marker Pens and a little imagination.
Ten Fun Ways To Get Creative With Your Sharpie Pens
Create a design on a white mobile phone case that stands ot from the crowd.
Once you have created your design on the light bulb, ask an adult to fix the light bulb into your chosen lamp or light fitting. Switch it on to see your stunning design light up across the room.
Prepare your mug by wiping it completely clean with surgical spirit to remove any residue before creating your design. When you have finished your masterpiece, place the mug in a cold oven and then raise the temperature to 200°C for 30 minutes and leave to cool to seal the design.
Follow the same process as for the mug to create your own personalised crockery. The Sharpie Metallic Fine Permanent Markers will add a real touch of style to your creations and would make a wonderful gift.
Draw out your design in pencil on a pair of white canvas shoes and then use a combination of fine and wide Sharpie markers to create your customised shoes.
Add your own special touch to wooden beaded necklaces and bracelets. You can blend in a variety of colours to create an individual design on each bead.
Make a Mosaic
Create your own unique design on some white ceramic tiles. Outline your design with a non-permanent marker before completing your design with some Sharpie markers.
Add a touch of neon to transparent acrylic desk accessories. The Sharpie 80’s Glam Fine Permanent Markers are perfect to colour in the edges of your pen pots and filing trays.
Use a stencil or trace out a pattern on tracing paper to decorate your plain lampshade. Place the tracing paper over the lampshade and trace the pattern onto the surface of the lampshade. Complete your design by going over the pattern with a Sharpie pen.
Using the same method as described for livening up your lampshade, create a design on a canvas tote bag or rucksack.