As a kid I was always big into arts and crafts. I used to love spending a Saturday afternoon painting, drawing and generally getting messy. Max obviously isn’t at the age yet where he can appreciate all things crafty but luckily for me I have a niece, Erin, and nephew, Ollie, who are never happier than when they have some pens and paper in their hands.

When I was given the opportunity to try some chalk markers from Chalkola I didn’t hesitate to say yes. I don’t get to spend much time with Ollie & Erin since Max was born so I set aside an afternoon after school to get crafting. They both love drinking their juice out of wine glasses as it makes them feel grown up so I thought I’d give them the opportunity to decorate their own with these markers.

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Chalkola chalk markers can be used on Non Porous Surfaces only like chalkboards, whiteboards, glass, plastic and windows (it’s advised to test a small area first). They come in a range of colours, from metallic, to neon to more earthy colours. Due to their versatility they are popular amongst teachers, chalk artists, mum’s and children.

The chalk pens are a great  chunky size for little ones to grab hold of and they have a lovely design on them. It takes a few minutes of shaking and pressing up and down to get the ink flowing but then after that they worked wonderfully and the chalk ink flowed freely.

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Ollie and Erin did start off pressing down quite firmly with the pens so the ink came out slightly too quick, but after a bit of assistance they eased up on the pressure. Less is definitely more with these chalk pens, meaning they’ll last a lot longer than most.

The kids did get quite messy and got some of the ink on their school uniform. After a slight telling off from my Sister all was well as the chalk ink came out in a 40 degree wash and didn’t leave any stains behind. The pens are also eco-friendly, non toxic, xylene free and odor free which is great when using with young children.

I think you’ll agree the kids made a great effort and their final designs are lovely.

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The Chalkola chalk markers are available to buy from Amazon and they have kindly offered my readers a 20% discount. Just enter the code 20OFFSTR at the checkout. These would make an ideal stocking filler for your little ones. I can guarantee they will have hours of fun using them.

 

*this is a collaborative post but all opinions are my own