My daughter and I were introduced to Do·A·Dot Art markers (we call them “stampers” in our house) at her preschool when she was about two years old. One of the main reasons I wanted to write a blog post about these markers is that they are one of our very favorite art supplies and they are made in the USA too.
Do·A·Dot Art markers are basically washable marker ink in a bottle with a round sponge tip applicator. They are great for little hands because they don’t require much in the way of dexterity but kids of any age will have a good time using them. Adults will rejoice in the fact that they are virtually mess and spill proof. I also appreciated that they didn’t dry out and become unusable on those times that we forgot to recap them right away. The markers come in a few types of packs such as “Fluorescent” and “Shimmer” but we stuck with the regular six-pack of “Rainbow Colors.”
You can use Do·A·Dot Art markers on any normal weight paper without troubles but I do also recommend their own Do·A·Dot Art brand dot “coloring books” which are printed in the United States. They are a very heavy weight paper and come in a variety of themes. We have the “Discovering My World” and “Rainbow Trail” ones. The artwork on them is perfectly designed for the size of the marker head.
Do·A·Dot Art markers and coloring books make a really great birthday gift for children, especially because you can rest assured that the parents of the child won’t have a huge mess on their hands afterwards!
Bottom Line: As you can tell, I highly recommend these markers – You and your kids will have hours of fun…with no messes to clean.
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