My big kid started grade one this year and I thought it would be fun to order one of those premade signs that records their grade, age and future ambitions. When I got the sign I was instructed to purchase a white chalk marker. I had NO idea what that was! Luckily a week or so later I received a fantastic package of Chalkola Chalk Markers, which included not only the white marker that I needed but a whole array of amazing neon coloured markers as well.
Chalkola Chalk Markers are wet erase markers that can be used on any non-porous (this is very important) surface such as craft paper, windows and blackboards. They are also eco friendly, non toxic, Xylene-free and odor-free. They wipe off easily with a wet cloth or a little spray of window cleaner. I found the colours to be very concentrated and incredibly vibrant. I can see these being great for school or classroom projects as well as home crafts. I had no problem wiping everything off with damp paper towel and I was really impressed that they really did have the look of chalk.
There are some huge benefits to using this type of product over regular chalk, the most obvious being that there is no dust involved, which makes them infinitely cleaner. It also says on the packaging that it washes easily from clothing, but luckily I didn’t have to test that claim. However, if true, this is also a step up from traditional “washable” markers that I find don’t always actually wash out of clothing! I also think that since it is held like a regular marker it is much easier to control and therefore, much easier to write or draw with, which should appeal to children and adults alike.
Note that the packaging instructs the user to shake the marker and press up and down on the tip multiple times before use, I would say it took a good 30 seconds of pressing up and down on the marker before the colour saturated the tip and I knew it was working. That being said, once I realized how many times I had to do it, it was easy to get the rest of them going.
The package I received comes with 10 chalkboard markers in bright neon colours and retails for $21.77 USD on Amazon. This makes a great gift for the craft person in your life or a perfect gift for your child’s teacher or librarian.
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I was gifted product for review consideration, however all opinions and views on this post are 100% my own.