Life’s A Beach with Elmer’s Painters Paint Markers #ExpressYourself

Y’all know we love the beach!  We love the pool!  We love anything that has to do with the water and being outdoors.  But we were in desperate need of a new beach/pool bag so when I was asked to try out the new Elmer’s Painters Paint Markers to test them on fabric, I knew exactly what I wanted to do!
It doesn’t matter where we are, to us, life’s a beach.  So why not incorporate that into a pool bag and try out these Painters Paint Markers?  I was up for the challenge…game on!  I’ve told you a thousand times, my crafts aren’t always pretty because I let my little ones help!  It might not be beautiful, but it’s fun and functional.  For us, crafting is an experience, not an art form.
This was no different than any other crafting project.  We started by heading to Walmart for some inspiration and to pick up some items for our project.
I was specifically looking for the Elmer’s Painters Paint Markers and was surprised to find them with all of the wood crafts and paints rather than with the other Elmer’s supplies I purchased.  But I found them and that’s what counts!
I was overjoyed to find that the Elmer’s Painters Opaque Paint Markers are now available in singles for just $1.97 each.  I’ve often seen the packs that they offer, but those color combos offered don’t always fit the bill for our crafts so I usually pass.  But now that I can pick and choose, I’m all in and ready to get my craft on.  The singles offer an expanded color palette, are available in fine, medium, and  chisel tip, and they’re made in the USA.  Why would I choose anything else?
We gathered our supplies from Walmart:  A bag, our Painters Paint Markers, some Elmer’s XTREME Glue, some ribbon, and some Elmer’s Classic Rainbow ‘n Glitter Colors.  This will be fun!
Started by gluing the ribbon on the top of the bag.  Nemo is a family favorite.
 Next of course was to make the ocean using the Painters Paint Markers.
Color it in leaving some gaps for effect and add a sun!  This is fun and easy!
But something’s missing.  Our artwork needs to *POP*.  Elmer’s has that covered too!
Told you!  We added some highlights to our sun, ocean, and even added seagulls!
The whole project took us about an hour (remember I had a 3 and 5 year old helping me ;).  And the Painters Paint Markers and other Elmer’s products made it incredibly easy to make our bag.  It may not be beautiful, but we were all extremely proud of the end results and the value that Elmer’s provided.  I’m not in the least bit surprised because Elmer’s never lets us down!
And our new fun bag is incredibly large and functional!
Today, we headed to the pool.  All of our towels, our sun block, sunglasses, and several other items fit comfortably in our sparkly new bag.  The whole thing (bag included) cost us about $25 and you can’t beat that.  We had fun, we made something we will use on an almost daily basis, we discovered a new product, and we laughed.  Laughing is invaluable.  Crafting is a family favorite and Elmer’s is always a part of the fun.  We’re happy to have added these Painters Paint Markers to our crafting collection and can’t wait to use them on other surfaces.  
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About Christy

Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 27 to 8. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.

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  1. Mallery Schuplin says:

    Aww! It turned out great! I can’t wait until I can craft with my family!

  2. clgossett says:

    Thanks Mallery! I’ve found over my 22 years of parenting that it’s not about the craft but more about the quality time you spend with the kids. Y’all will have a blast crafting very soon!

  3. Cute! What a fun way to spruce up a tote bag! 🙂

  4. How fun!!! I love it… my girls would love the little Nemo’s on it! Great job!

  5. clgossett says:

    We speak whale often! The kids are pleased which pleases me!

  6. clgossett says:

    FUN…that’s the word of the day! Thanks! It’s all about the fun.

  7. Jon LeMire says:

    Cute – but where are the pics of the peeps at the pool? My boys love the water too – out here it’s lakes or pools – your kiddos are so cute, gotta throw in a pic or two of them playing in the H2O =)

  8. clgossett says:

    Those are to follow of course! Bug wanted me to share the craft first, the follow up with photos will come all Summer long and our bag will be with us every time! Yesterday was really overcast and it sprinkled on and off. I put the camera up. We were already wet so a little rain here and there didn’t hurt us, but cameras don’t take well to the H20 😉

  9. Shanaka @ Mama Bee Does says:

    Cute! I agree its not the craft its the time spent 🙂

  10. Mommyfreetime says:

    What a super cute bag!! Great job!

  11. I love the Nemo accents…totally cute!

  12. Very cute, love the addition of Nemo!