How to keep erasers from drying?

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  1. ninasooner

    ninasooner New Member

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    Does anyone know how to keep erasers from drying out?
     
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    Caesar753 Multitudinous

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    Erasers aren't wet, so I'm not exactly sure what you mean.
     
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    Are you basically talking about dry rot? Think older rubber bands which are brittle and eventually snap. I'm not sure if there is a solution...
     
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    If you're talking about the erasers decaying over time, then I guess you'd just have to use them up in a timely manner. Don't buy more than you need, and give away extras at the end of the year.
     
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    I have blackboard erasers- those black felt kind- they are at least 7 years old and not 'drying out'??? :confused: Do you mean the pink kind to erase mistakes on paper? Not seeing a drying problem there either???:eek: :sorry:
     
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    I'm confused!!!!
     
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    czacza Multitudinous

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    Funny this was the OP's first and only post?:confused:
     
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    If you mean the little erasers found on the end of most pencils, I don't know how to keep them from drying out. I'm frustrated by the fact that BRAND NEW pencils come with these hard little nubbins on their ends!!! I pay attention to the brand, then don't buy them again. This year, I'm going to complain to the company if I come up with a supply of them again.
     
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    Has this become a fish print post? *snicker
     
  11. JustMe

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    What does that mean Tasha?
     
  12. ninasooner

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    I have so many pencils that the erasers have dried out. I just hand out eraser caps but I was wondering if anyone knew the a quick fix. I also have some cute erasers but they seem to be drying out now too.
    Thanks for the help!
     
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    I think I know what you mean, it is like the eraser has become hard and stiff and doesn't work?. If that is what you mean sometimes you can rub the eraser on a carpet and it makes it a little more flexible. I just realized how wrong this sounds so if it sounds x-rated....SORRY.:eek:
     
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    There is an "infamous" post about using fish (real ones as in from the grocery store) to make prints. It turned into a very silly and LONG post :)

    THE Fish Print Post
     
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    I went to "fish print post", and it was an eye opener for me!!!!
     

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