How to Make Scribble Scrubbie Color Drops

Last Updated on October 30, 2023

Our creative corner is dedicated to exploring fun and innovative DIY projects! Today, we’re diving into the colorful world of Scribble Scrubbie color drops. 

If you’re unfamiliar with Scribble Scrubbies, they are delightful little toys from Crayola that allow kids (and adults alike!) to express their artistic flair. The best part? You can wash them off and start all over again. But what happens when you run out of those vibrant color drops? Don’t fret because we’ve got a solution for you!

This blog will guide you through a step-by-step process to make your own Scribble Scrubbie color drops at home. Not only is this a fun activity that adds an extra layer of creativity to your Scribble Scrubbie playtime, but it’s also an excellent way to recycle and repurpose common household items. So, gather your ingredients, roll up your sleeves, and dive into this colorful adventure together!

How to Make Scribble Scrubbie Color Drops

How to make Scribble Scrubbie Color Drops | Steps by Steps

Making your own Scribble Scrubbie color drops can be enjoyable and creative. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

Step 1: Gather Your Materials. You will need the following items:

  • Warm water
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Cornstarch
  • Food coloring
  • White vinegar
  • A clean spray bottle

Step 2: Measure and Mix 1 cup of warm water, 1/2 teaspoon of liquid dish soap, and 1 tablespoon of cornstarch. Mix these until they are fully combined.

Step 3: Add Color. Add 8 to 10 drops of your chosen food coloring to the mixture. Stir well to ensure that the color is evenly distributed.

Step 4: Add Vinegar. Add a small amount of white vinegar to the mixture. The vinegar will help the color stick to the Scribble Scrubbie pets.

Step 5: Transfer to Spray Bottle. Pour your color-drop mixture into a clean spray bottle.

Step 6: Apply to Scribble Scrubbie Pets. Spray your Scribble Scrubbie pets with the color drop mixture. Let them dry, and then you’re ready to play!

Feel free to experiment with different colors. Color drops can be made in several batches in different colors for more vibrant and colorful Scribble Scrubbie pets. Enjoy your creative playtime!

How to Make Scribble Scrubbie Color Drops: Safety Precautions

Creating Scribble Scrubbie color drops can be fun for children, but it’s important to follow safety precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.


Children should always be supervised when creating and using the color drops. This prevents accidental ingestion of the ingredients used in the color drops, such as dish soap and food coloring.

Safe Ingredients 

All ingredients used in the color drops should be non-toxic. The recipe typically calls for warm water, liquid dish soap, cornstarch, and food coloring.

Avoid Eye Contact

Ensure that the color drops don’t get into the eyes, which could irritate them. If this happens, rinse the eyes thoroughly with water.


After playing, gently scrub the Scribble Scrubbie pets under running water to remove the color. Do not place them in the dishwasher or washing machine.

Remember, safety is key when engaging in creative activities with children. Always prioritize their well-being to ensure they enjoy their playtime without issues.

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Is Scribble Scrubbie compatible with regular washable markers?

How to Make Scribble Scrubbie Color Drops

Yes, Scribble Scrubbie is indeed compatible with regular washable markers. All Crayola markers are made with the same washable ink and can be used on Scribble Scrubbies. This means you can use any other Crayola washable markers you have, not just the ones provided with the set.

This compatibility ensures that your Scribble Scrubbie Pets clean up each time. The world’s most washable markers wash easily from skin, most washable clothing, and most painted walls. This makes it a safe and nontoxic option for kids to enjoy.

The Crayola Scribble Scrubbie Pets are adorable, colorable, and washable pets that kids can customize again and again. Any washable markers you already have on hand will work. The markers appear well on the pets, allowing for vibrant and creative designs.

This compatibility with regular washable markers adds to the versatility and longevity of the Scribble Scrubbie sets, making them a great investment for creative play.

How Should  Store  Finished Scribble Scrubbie Color Drops?

Storing finished Scribble Scrubbie Color Drops properly is crucial to maintain their quality for future use. Unfortunately, there isn’t direct information available on how to store these specific color drops. 

However, based on the composition of the product and similar art supplies, here are some general storage tips:

  1. Airtight Containers
  2. Cool, Dry Place
  3. Separate Storage
  4. Label Containers 

These guidelines may not specifically apply to Scribble Scrubbie Color Drops. Always check the product’s packaging or contact the manufacturer for the most accurate storage instructions.

Scribble Scrubbies work with any markers?

Crayola Scribble Scrubbies are designed to work best with the Crayola washable markers they come with. These markers are specially formulated to be easily washable, allowing kids to color, wash, and recolor their Scribble Scrubbie pets.

Using other markers with Scribble Scrubbies may not wash off as easily or completely as the Crayola washable markers. It’s always recommended to use the markers provided by the manufacturer to ensure the best results and longevity of the toy.

How long does it take for the color drops to dry?

The drying time for the color drops on a Scribble Scrubbie pet can vary depending on several factors, such as the amount of color used, the ambient temperature, and the humidity level in the environment. Generally speaking, the color drops should take around a few minutes to dry completely.

However, if you’ve applied a large amount of color or in a particularly humid environment, it may take a bit longer for the color to set fully. It’s important to be patient and allow the color drops to dry naturally to ensure the best result. Rushing the process by trying to wipe or scrub the color before it dries can lead to smudging or uneven color distribution.

If you want the color drops to dry faster, consider using less color or placing your Scribble Scrubbie pet in a well-ventilated area. But remember, part of the fun is in the process, so enjoy the creative journey as much as the result.

What if the color drops don’t spread well?

If the color drops aren’t spreading well, it could be due to a few factors. The surface you’re applying them to might need to be smoother or cleaner, which can impede the spread of the color. Ensure the surface is clean and smooth before applying the color drops.

Temperature and humidity can also affect how well the color drops spread. The color drops might not spread as easily if it’s too cold. They might spread too quickly and become too thin if it’s too hot or humid.

If you’re still having trouble, add a little water to help the color drops spread more easily. Be careful not to add too much, as this could dilute the color.

Remember, practice makes perfect. The more you use the color drops, the better you’ll get at controlling how they spread. So keep going even if it doesn’t work the first time perfectly. Keep trying and experimenting until you get the results you want.


How can I create a tie-dye effect?

To create a tie-dye effect, make several color drops close together with different colors, then add water to each.

How do I wash off the color drops?

Wash off the color drops with warm water and a scrub brush.

Are the color drops safe for children?

Yes, the color drops created with Crayola washable markers are non-toxic and safe for children.

Do I need to let each color dry before adding another one?

You can add multiple colors simultaneously to create interesting blends and effects.


In conclusion, mastering the art of making scribble scrubbie color drops requires patience and practice. The process involves understanding the importance of a clean, smooth surface, the impact of temperature and humidity, and carefully adding water to aid spreading. 

With time, you’ll learn to control the spread for consistent and vibrant results. This creative endeavor adds a unique touch to your artwork and provides an avenue for self-expression and innovation.

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