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Old 12-06-2012, 02:59 PM   #11
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A regular sharpie would work on legos. Permanent markers come in different colors. When DS was little, I put his initials on EVERY hotwheel car or else his cousin would steal them. He's 10 now. 7 years later.... the initials are still there!

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yes if you do want to label them then just a sharpie pen will be fine
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I have 2 boys. This thread is making me consider banning all Legos from our house in the future.

It's already started with the thomas trains... Sigh.
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:16 PM   #14
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Well, if you can't talk sense into her (kidding ) a sharpie would work fine. She's going to make herself crazy though...
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Has anyone tried the metallic paint sharpie? I am leaning toward silver and gold since they will show on black.

As for suggesting that this is a bad idea, we have a sister treaty that says we will not tell each other how to raise kids, vote, or interpret the Bible. I'm not going to say a word about sorting lest I start receiving lots of forwarded emails.
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Has anyone tried the metallic paint sharpie? I am leaning toward silver and gold since they will show on black.

As for suggesting that this is a bad idea, we have a sister treaty that says we will not tell each other how to raise kids, vote, or interpret the Bible. I'm not going to say a word about sorting lest I start receiving lots of forwarded emails.



As for the sharpie, yes, the metallic one should work well.
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:50 PM   #17
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Has anyone tried the metallic paint sharpie? I am leaning toward silver and gold since they will show on black.

As for suggesting that this is a bad idea, we have a sister treaty that says we will not tell each other how to raise kids, vote, or interpret the Bible. I'm not going to say a word about sorting lest I start receiving lots of forwarded emails.
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:38 PM   #18
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I would try the sharpie as well.

And now I'm scared inside, lol. My teen DS bought each of the littles (5 and 3 yo) a bucket of Duplos for Christmas. This will be their first Legos ever, and my 3yo DS already shows a lot of obsessive-compulsive tendencies. Having his particular toys and knowing exactly which are which is one of his obsessions. I have already been playing it all out in my head and have just come to the conclusion that they will just have to share.

I might, MIGHT possibly attempt the Sharpie technique down the road if the sharing becomes a huge problem. I have bad OCD, my teen has it, and I'm certain our 3yo does as well. So I *do* understand why he gets so obsessive about things. If it wrecks his life too much to not know what's his and hers, I think this is a good alternative to the share all we normally do with other toys. And if DS1 had gotten one big bin of Duplos and labeled it as "DD & DS2" and they KNEW it was a shared gift, my 3yo wouldn't notice. But because they'll be wrapped separate and designated as HIS, I'm anticipating problems. Hoping not, but this thread is nice to see because I might be taking the advice here myself. LOL

Hope I didn't hijack too much!
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Most kinds of paint can be easily scratched from plastic, and marker style paints WILL scratch if not treated well. I would think that it would come off quickly on Legos all thrown in a bin together.
I had a little plastic Barbie television as a child that I pulled the "screen" sticker off of. My dad used a permanent paint marker to draw The Little Mermaid on it so it for me, and he had to touch it up soo many times because it scratched off.

I think a regular sharpie would work better.
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Those paint pens come of rather easy on plastic. A dot of nail polish will work better and stay longer.
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