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.
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