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Removing Sharpie from Doll Skin

Written by Jen Sill

 I never would have guessed that this worked.

 

It is pretty easy.

Here are the steps: 

1. Layer a heavy coat of Benzoyl Peroxide 10% on the ‘stain’ (That’s the zit cream – like Oxy.  We used the generic kind.)

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2. Wrap in plastic wrap.  This is to keep it from drying out.

3. Set it in the sun.  It takes several hours.  Ours actually took several applications/days.  You’ll want to wrap the rest of the doll so there isn’t any sun bleaching on her hair or makeup.

*The Benzoyl Peroxide will bleach the marker (and any make up on the doll) but not the skin.  This is because the doll’s skin isn’t paint.

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There’s  just a slight trace left in this photo.  Once more in the sun and it’ll be gone!!

For another great ‘DIY Doll Repair’ – check out “Dolly Hair” 

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About the author

Jen Sill

For nearly 15 years Jennifer spent her time clawing her way up the chain as a television producer and newsroom manager. She's helped create and produce newscasts and talkshows. Just as she was realizing some of her professional goals, she decided to give it all up for a family. Although Jennifer has lived in Miami and L.A., she has always called Nebraska home. She always knew she wanted to raise her children in the Midwest.
Jennifer is now trying to find her way in a new world. She may be frenzied and frazzled sometimes, but she would not give up being a mom to her almost four year old and her almost two year old for anything.

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