Parents and teachers can share the pain of having a surplus of markers in a big bag or box, some with no caps, others just old and dried out. Here's how you can get rid of them.

Personally, I have a big bag of markers at home for the kids. My kids are famous for leaving the caps off, which then leads to drying out. There's now a way to bring new life to the markers, thanks to Crayola.

Crayola, in an attempt to help kids better understand the importance of their role in protecting the environment, they launched Crayola Colorcycle.Through the initiative students in schools across the country can collect and repurpose used crayola markers.

If you collect the dead markers, Crayola will send you a shipping label so you can send the markers back to Crayola to be recycled.

As a parent, I think is a pretty cool thing. I feel my kids would love collecting the markers and trying to help protect the environment.

Keep Rockin' Crayola!