I'm one of those moms that Saves everything I can for the next kid down the road and if my kids can't use it I pass it on to someone that can. And here lie two pair of perfectly good shoes that were in my thoughts ruined. I tried thinking of a way to get the marker off. Magic eraser was not doing the trick nor white shoe polish. I thought once again that I was going to have to trash the shoes. I put them up on my craft table for a couple days while I thought about what to do.
Turtle's Shoes before
I'm not sure the look she was going for
Pterodactyl's shoes before
Again not sure of the look she was going for.
I happened to pick up a sharpie marker later that week and thought " that might just work". So after going through my box of sharpies and finding several markers of the same color I went to work. Most of Pterodactyl's shoes were colored in a blue so I used a blue to cover over them. I also added flowers in a darker color to cover over the parts where her drawings were too dark.
Turtle's Shoes After
Turtle's shoes had a lot of purple so I used purple to cover up. My markers started to die on me toward the end of her shoes so parts look a little faded.
These shoes are now their favorite to wear and they make for a good story. Also everyone remarks on them and if they don't the girls are quick to make sure their attention is drawn to them.