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You may have seen one of these videos online by now. You can make a dry erase drawing animate just by adding water.
We tried it ourselves. Here’s what happened.
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The way it works is just simple science. Dry erase markers don’t contain the strong adhesive that’s in permanent markers. That’s why the ink can easily be wiped away on a whiteboard – or many other surfaces. Because the ink can’t be dissolved in liquid, when you write with a dry erase marker on a smooth surface the ink floats up when you add water.
It can be a bit tricky and may make a wee bit of a mess, but it’s totally worth it to entertain and educate your kids.
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