I work a lot with younger children, and we do a lot of crafts. Of course, after using markers, we always end up with destroyed marker tips, like shown:
Now that's a problem. Not only does everyone no longer get to use the marker, but to have to replace markers eventually gets fairly expensive.
I'm trying to seek a solution to this. Are there any techniques that I, from a teacher perspective, can do or use to help...
- Prevent students from destroying the marker tip;
- Or to recover a destroyed marker tip.
Of course, in the alternative where there isn't any where to get back my markers, are there any products that offer coloured collections of markers that can win in the marker tip war against children?
(Oh, and I'm looking for coloured markers like this, not dry erase markers like in the picture)