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Best No-Stain Markers

Children love to color, but they also love making messes! Fortunately, there are no-stain markers available that allow children to draw, color and create to their heart’s content without leaving behind a disaster. We looked at several different types of no-stain markers, choosing our favorites based not only on how easy they were to clean, but also taking into account how easy they were for children to use. Among our favorites are sets offering a wide array of colors, which not only teach basic color recognition but also spelling and vocabulary.

In addition to being a unique choice among markers, Dab and Dot Markers challenge kids to think more creatively as they color and create designs using the markers’ unique sponge tips. The caps of the markers twist off easily and the markers themselves are easy to grip, making them a terrific option for little hands. The markers do not leak, and the paint inside is easy to clean up. Purchasing this set will also get you a free downloadable file containing 101 activities your kid can complete using these markers. This set of markers is recommended for kids ages 3 and up.

The Do A Dot Art! Markers come in six vibrant colors, giving kids plenty of options as they create their own unique masterpieces using the patented sponge-tip design. The markers layer well, so they are a perfect option for teaching kids how to blend different colors to come up with new hues. This option is recommended for children ages 3 and up.

Crayola Ultra Clean Markers are the perfect option for any caretaker seeking classic art tools for their little ones that also offer easy clean-up. This pack contains 40 different markers, including basic color options such as red, orange and yellow in addition to unique colors such as primrose, wild orchid and raspberry. Kids will delight in not only using these markers but in learning the different color names, something that helps build vocabulary and spelling skills. This option is recommended for children ages 3 and up.

The Chalkola Dot Markers set may seem fairly basic, but there are many things that make it stand out. One of the things we love is that in addition to being very easy to clean, the markers contain a lot of ink and do not dry out quickly. This makes them long-lasting compared to similar options. The included activity book provides kids with plenty of ways to use their new markers, something that helps them think more creatively. The activity book even includes coloring pages with the letters of the alphabet to encourage early letter recognition and spelling skills. This option is ideal for kids preschool age and up.

Parents will love how easy it is to clean up after these markers. Children will love exploring the different scents available with each marker. Scents include favorites such as cherry, orange and banana. By taking into account the different scents, children not only build color recognition skills but can also work on learning some new vocabulary. This option is recommended for children ages 3 and up.

Expert Commentary

“These markers are magical for parents and kids. They are fun, safe and easy to clean up! I love the colors and variety each of these packs provides. You don’t have to choose just one!”

Our Expert Consultant

Emily Watts

Emily Watts is a mother of three (she has two adopted children and one foster child). She also is a licensed teacher with experience educating children in complex life situations. Emily has over seven years of experience in alternative education. She is passionate about children and specializes in helping those who may need a little extra attention or special care.