How to get Sharpie Marker off your skin ~ DIY fastest way to remove Sharpie #Tip #Sharpie

04/24/2017 4:00 am · 20 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

How to get sharpie marker off your skin, the fastest and easiest way to get Sharpie marker off your child #Sharpie, #DIY, #ParentingTipsSOMEONE found the sharpie maker…. Does he look guilty? 🙂

All you need is:

Rubbing alcohol, a cloth and a child who found a sharpie (of course your perfect child would never do such a thing, so barrow the neighbor kid)

IF you are a parent and IF you have a sharpie marker in your house even if it is up high and hidden…. without fail ONE DAY your child WILL find it.  It is like trying to hide fresh meat from a bear, they will sniff it out, animal instincts kick in and they will grab the prize when you least expect it.  Oh and all you “non parents” or “new parents” with perfect children. Go right on ahead an judge all of us…. “if you only kept a better eye on your children, or MY child would never do such a thing “.  Well just you wait because the day will come, takes all of 3o seconds, your child finds a sharpie marker once they pop the cap off, it is like an unseen  force comes over them and the NEED to “tat” themselves out with sharpie tattoos is just to strong.

As a Mother of 4 (soon to be 5 anyday) I have been on this “sharpie self expression body art” one to many times.  My first born just got scrubbed raw with a wash cloth and soap in an effort to get it off.  I have tried all kinds of things… till one day I found the MAGIC solution.  My Uncle who sells furniture told me that if I get permanent ink on my couch to use rubbing alcohol to get it out.  WELL my child in not a sofa…. but if I can use rubbing alcohol to clean a cut I might as well try it.  Sure enough it worked like magic, couple wipes  and it is GONE. No sore arms, no scrubbing…. AMAZING!

I have found the FASTER you use the alcohol the better it works.  The longer the sharpie sits on the skin the harder it is to get off.

I hope you find this tip helpful, feel free to PIN it or share!

How to get sharpie marker off your skin, the fastest and easiest way to get Sharpie marker off your child #Sharpie, #DIY, #ParentingTips

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JakeBelchi
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Option 2… makeup remover wipes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hs1WEwr-6fo

Pskirby
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It wasn’t working very well on the red sharpie all over our daughter’s face, arms and legs, and I didn’t want to put rubbing alcohol on her face. So we used coconut oil with baby wipes. Worked much better and better on her skin. All gone, thankfully, the weekend before her first day at a new school!

DawnyelRoderick
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Go Broncos 🙂

Colette
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Thank you Sarah! My daughter is attending her first dance tomorrow night. Sharpies are the new way to “tat” on your friends or on yourself. I was thinking face scrub, when I remembered the best DIY cleaners I found on pinterest. I googled, and here you are! I have to laugh with you about not keeping any non-washable markers, crayons, etc. any where in my house. I have been a mom for more than 31 years. I do not own a coffee table, small legos, or houseplants. I might hold the record for calling the after hours line for our… Read more »
Margaret L
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Olive oil works well, also, and is easier on the skin.

katherineanne1385
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You should learn how to spell and use proper punctuation when you blog. Learn the difference between “to”, ” too”, and “two”. Learn when you should use a comma. You can paste your blog into a word processing program and run a spelling and grammar check.

Colette
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Is it possible, perhaps probable, that it might be a good time to watch Bambi again?

Nikie DeGonzague
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Rachel Dawn Johnson

Michelle St Clair
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Yes they do

Angela Thomas Mowbray
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Angela Thomas Mowbray

Oh Dawn this is great! My kiddo was a mess!!! 🙂

Dawn Wolf
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Angela Thomas Mowbray I thought of you when I saw this. 🙂

Jessica Forrest-Johnson
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Jessica Forrest-Johnson

I feel your pain! My daughter did this one hour before being the flower girl in my sister’s wedding!

A Thrifty Mom
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Jennifer Lane
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Hmmm I wonder if it would have helped my white cat that was covered in purple sharpie lines for a month.

Leslie Wilson
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Guilty or not, I just wanna give him a hug. He’s so cute!

Julie Reyes
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How can you even be mad at him. Lol!!

A Thrifty Mom
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WORKS like magic in just seconds

A Thrifty Mom
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LIKE, SHARE or pin so you can remember this when you PERFECT child can’t resist the power of an open sharpie lol

A Thrifty Mom
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YES…. that is why we recommend you use rubbing alcohol in the post

Carol Thomas
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Don’t use a magic eraser on skin!

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