Chalkola Chalk Markers {Review & Giveaway}

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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.

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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.

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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.

THE GIVEAWAY

Win it: One lucky US/CAN reader will win a pack of Chalkola Chalk Markers. So fun! Enter to WIN via Rafflecopter below. Good Luck!

I was gifted product for review consideration, however all opinions and views on this post are 100% my own.

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Jen Shragge is a yoga instructor and all around eco-diva. She now lives back in her hometown of Toronto after ten years in the Vancouver area. Jen’s days are filled by her seven year old son and husband plus her toddler who was crazy enough to make her arrival on Christmas Day. In her spare time, (do moms really have spare time!?) Jen is a stylist for Peekaboo Beans, a play-focused quality children's clothing line.

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72 responses to “Chalkola Chalk Markers {Review & Giveaway}”

  1. Lindsay M — October 5, 2015 @ 1:20 pm (#)

    I would use them for crafts

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  2. Karen C Hill — October 5, 2015 @ 1:26 pm (#)

    I would use them for my price boards when I’m set up at sales

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  3. Jen — October 5, 2015 @ 1:28 pm (#)

    Oh goodness… What would I NOT use them for?! 😀 😀 😀

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  4. Tiffany Rotulo — October 5, 2015 @ 1:39 pm (#)

    I would use them to create a masterpiece with my kids.

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  5. Ester G — October 5, 2015 @ 1:41 pm (#)

    Our Chores Board

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  6. ivy pluchinsky — October 5, 2015 @ 1:42 pm (#)

    for crafts!

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  7. latanya — October 5, 2015 @ 2:00 pm (#)

    my son would use this for drawing on

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  8. Dayna Wilson — October 5, 2015 @ 3:05 pm (#)

    I’m from BC and I’d use it for our daily schedule board!

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  9. Barb W — October 5, 2015 @ 3:08 pm (#)

    A message board to be shared with the family!

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  10. Danielle Miller — October 5, 2015 @ 4:33 pm (#)

    I would use them for our family communication board and also let my kids draw with them. So cool.

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  11. kathy downey — October 5, 2015 @ 4:44 pm (#)

    I would use them on the family message board

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  12. Silvia D — October 5, 2015 @ 5:18 pm (#)

    the kids and I would use them for arts and crafts

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  13. Erika Letson — October 5, 2015 @ 5:37 pm (#)

    Oh, I could think of so many things! These would be perfect for labeling and my menu board!

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  14. Jenny — October 5, 2015 @ 6:21 pm (#)

    very neat craft idea!

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  15. Ashley C — October 5, 2015 @ 6:23 pm (#)

    I think they would be fun for my kids to use on our chalkboard wall

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  16. Margaret Maggie Porter — October 5, 2015 @ 6:48 pm (#)

    my grocery list board, my budget board my memory board, I have a bunch of uses in mind

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  17. Maria — October 5, 2015 @ 7:17 pm (#)

    I would have to fight my daughter for them, I would use them for chores and she would love them for her chalk board

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  18. heidi c. — October 5, 2015 @ 7:46 pm (#)

    We would use these for arts and craft projects.

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  19. Nicky — October 5, 2015 @ 8:43 pm (#)

    for drawing on our chalkboard at home

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  20. jane kramer — October 6, 2015 @ 5:22 am (#)

    i would use them to do crafts , we do lots in this house 🙂

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  21. Elaine L — October 6, 2015 @ 6:24 am (#)

    I would use them with my kids for our weekly schedule board and crafts.

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  22. Athena — October 6, 2015 @ 6:25 am (#)

    For doing arts & crafts

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  23. Kelly D — October 6, 2015 @ 9:58 am (#)

    I would use them with my nieces on a chalkboard

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  24. Andre B — October 6, 2015 @ 10:01 am (#)

    I would gift them to my twin nieces

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  25. Tabitha — October 6, 2015 @ 10:27 am (#)

    I would use it for a stocking stuffer for my daughter.
    She’d use them on her easel.

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  26. Tara — October 6, 2015 @ 11:43 am (#)

    I would use them for our family calendar the most.

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  27. Fan R — October 6, 2015 @ 2:05 pm (#)

    I would you use the Chalkola Chalk Markers for music practice.

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  28. D Schmidt — October 6, 2015 @ 3:19 pm (#)

    My youngest son would love to use them on his whiteboard to help with writing his letters.

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  29. Charlene S. — October 6, 2015 @ 3:37 pm (#)

    I would use them doing craft projects with my kids 🙂

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  30. nicolthepickle — October 6, 2015 @ 4:11 pm (#)

    My daughter would use them to draw. She loves to draw.

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  31. David — October 6, 2015 @ 4:56 pm (#)

    would use them to draw

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  32. Jonnie — October 6, 2015 @ 6:18 pm (#)

    I would use them on our chalk family message board

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  33. Amy C — October 6, 2015 @ 7:48 pm (#)

    We would mostly use them for drawing.

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  34. Tammy McKenzie — October 6, 2015 @ 8:04 pm (#)

    Love these markers! The board for your kiddo is adorable!

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  35. Maegan Morin — October 6, 2015 @ 9:00 pm (#)

    I would use them to create wall art with my daughter!

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  36. Natasha Severson — October 7, 2015 @ 7:43 am (#)

    I would use them for my monthly calendar! Thank you So very much!

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  37. Laurie P — October 7, 2015 @ 8:27 am (#)

    We’ve got a message board hung up, but they would be great for prepping photo props too!

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  38. Judy Cowan — October 7, 2015 @ 8:54 am (#)

    We would use them on our chalkboard schedule planner.

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  39. mitber — October 7, 2015 @ 9:53 am (#)

    I would take them with us on our trips to my family, have her grand kids go wild using them

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  40. Elizabeth Matthiesen — October 7, 2015 @ 4:54 pm (#)

    I’d give these to my grandchildren and they’d probably use them on the blackboard or perhaps even the sidewalk when I’m not looking 🙂

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  41. Juliee Fitze — October 8, 2015 @ 2:37 am (#)

    There are so many things I could use them for – crafts, message board, kids chalk board,

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  42. Stephanie LaPlante — October 8, 2015 @ 2:01 pm (#)

    We would use them for our kitchen message board and crafts!

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  43. Carey Hurst — October 8, 2015 @ 8:53 pm (#)

    my toddler is learning all his letters, nubers, shapes etc so we would use these as part of our learning

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  44. Angela Mitchell — October 8, 2015 @ 10:11 pm (#)

    These look like fun. My daughter would use these on her dry erase board in her room.

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  45. Tina W — October 9, 2015 @ 11:55 pm (#)

    I want to do a chalkboard wall in my kitchen to keep track of shopping lists and menus.

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  46. Robyn Bellefleur — October 10, 2015 @ 11:33 am (#)

    We would use them for arts and crafts mostly.

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  47. Amanda Neilson — October 10, 2015 @ 12:32 pm (#)

    Arts and crafts! My daughter has a chalk board on the end of our cupboard and these would be great for it!

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  48. Jeannie — October 10, 2015 @ 3:12 pm (#)

    I think we would use it to practice our alphabets!

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  49. Jennifer P. — October 10, 2015 @ 5:24 pm (#)

    Oh gosh I would love these in our house! We have a wall chalkboard in our main area that my oldest daughter uses for drawing on for important occasions – first day of school, last day of school, birthday, Halloween etc. She draws a picture and prints her name and the date, then I take a photo of her underneath it – we have a whole series of commemorative photos that we love to look at to compare her changes in height, looks, drawing skills, printing skills etc. We just have plain chalk and sometimes it is hard to see in the photos, plus it is dusty. These would look so much better!

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  50. Monique L.S. — October 10, 2015 @ 8:19 pm (#)

    I like them for the sign idea. Would be great when my daughter starts school next year. But, I think my daughter would want to use them too to draw.

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  51. Karine — October 11, 2015 @ 10:18 am (#)

    I think it would be great for my office with the kids I see.. 🙂

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  52. Lauryn R — October 11, 2015 @ 1:30 pm (#)

    I homeschool my children, so I would definitely use these awesome chalk markers on our chalkboard! My oldest daughter would enjoy drawing with them as well.

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  53. Amanda Alvarado — October 11, 2015 @ 4:19 pm (#)

    I’d use these to decorate our windows for holidays!

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  54. Viv Sluys — October 12, 2015 @ 8:21 am (#)

    My kids would probably use them for school most on our chalkboard.

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  55. Laura — October 12, 2015 @ 9:06 am (#)

    We would use these to do crafts! 🙂

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  56. Amber Y — October 12, 2015 @ 7:21 pm (#)

    We would use them to decorate the windows come the holidays. I love having the windows all decorated.

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  57. Eric R — October 13, 2015 @ 4:27 am (#)

    I would use them for making items for my photography so people portraits could be even more special.

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  58. Jessica G — October 13, 2015 @ 10:21 am (#)

    My almost 5 year old would love to use these on her easel chalkboard!

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  59. maria — October 13, 2015 @ 9:00 pm (#)

    The kids would use it draw and stuff.

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  60. Tim Cross — October 14, 2015 @ 8:16 am (#)

    I would use it for my daughter, to make signs, for her birthdays and other events, and to just play with.

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  61. Wanda Bergman — October 15, 2015 @ 11:42 am (#)

    I would give them to my nephew’s daughter to do her artwork.

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  62. angela m — October 16, 2015 @ 9:24 am (#)

    We would use them for learning and drawing pictures.

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  63. KellyPC — October 17, 2015 @ 12:55 pm (#)

    I’m thinking about doing a short wall in the kitchen with chalk board paint. These would be fun!

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  64. andie — October 18, 2015 @ 8:40 am (#)

    My kids love to surprise Dad with a decorated driveway to come home to.

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  65. Nate Fuller — October 21, 2015 @ 5:53 am (#)

    My kids would use them for drawing in their sketch books 😀

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  66. Tasha Duperron — October 26, 2015 @ 5:43 am (#)

    Drawing with my daughter.

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  67. Piroska — October 26, 2015 @ 11:33 am (#)

    I’d use them with my little granddaughter, on her chalkboard. She loves using chalk! :o)

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  68. leanne — October 27, 2015 @ 9:06 am (#)

    They would be great for craft projects.

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  69. JEnn Scott — November 2, 2015 @ 6:37 pm (#)

    We have a chalk board in our kitchen and these would be awesome to use on it!!

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  70. Valerie Mallette — November 2, 2015 @ 6:46 pm (#)

    I would use the Chalkola Chalk Markers for crafts the most.

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  71. heidi c. — November 3, 2015 @ 9:08 pm (#)

    These would be great for doing arts and crafts with my kids.

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  72. Lisa L — November 5, 2015 @ 7:42 pm (#)

    We have a chalkboard easel in my kids’ playroom and I’m sure the kids & I can come up with some masterpieces!

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