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Today I’m sharing the fun we’re having with Chalkola Chalk Markers! And we’re giving away a set of 16 Chalkola Chalk Markers, so if you’d like to enter, just hop straight to the giveaway.
I was really happy to hear from Chalkola when they asked if we’d like to try their chalk markers. Although our kids are quite young, we enjoy drawing, painting, and crafts.
And when I researched the markers I found that Chalkola markers are child safe, water based, and non-toxic. It’s good news for parents that the chalk dries quickly and washes easily out of clothes!
We first tried our markers on a chalkboard, which we keep for scribbling quick messages and drawing pictures to share with the children. It’s a great medium because it’s lightweight and easy to work with. I can just wipe it with a wet cloth to start a new picture.
The markers are just like liquid chalk. They work best on chalkboards, whiteboards, glass, and ceramics. We love the beautiful vintage colours we received, and how the chalk comes smoothly from the tip. They’re really satisfying to work with! And I can turn the tip around to toggle between a chisel or rounded tip for some really cool effects.
Next, it was time to think of an awesome Christmas project to give the chalk markers a good test!
Making a virtual Christmas card with chalk markers
This year we decided to send a virtual Christmas card to some of our friends and relatives. It’s a personalised and eco-friendly alternative to traditional cards, and we save on postage costs too.
It was so much fun to create this virtual Christmas card inspired by the easy to follow tutorials on the Chalkola blog.
Don’t judge me on my art skills, but I really got into the flow of creating the card, and the kids loved helping me to colour in the colourful baubles and signing it with their names.
Here are my tips that should help the first time you use chalk markers.
Tips for using chalk markers
Try my tips to get the most from your markers.
- Before starting, shake the marker for 30 seconds, upright, with the cap on.
- Press the tip down to start the flow of ink.
- You may find too much chalk comes out on the first use of the marker. To avoid this, I remove the excess on regular paper, working till the flow is right.
- Use a small firm brush to work the chalk for a feathered effect, however work fast as Chalkola dries quickly!
- Store your markers flat for a few minutes right after use. This should stop excess chalk from flowing into the tip or away from the tip.
I know we’re going to have lots of fun over Christmas creating more Chalkola projects.
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Chalkola Chalk Markers Vintage Colours
Giveaway! Win a set of 16 Chalkola Chalk Markers
Want to win your own chalk markers? Visit my Instagram to enter my giveaway in partnership with Chalkola. Open to residents of the UK, US, and Canada only.
You will receive a pack of 16 Chalkola Chalk Markers, worth £15.95!
Good luck, and don’t forget to share!
Enter the giveaway
Final thoughts on Chalkola Chalk Markers
We simply love these markers! They’re so much fun and I like how they’re a clean and non-toxic way to play with markers.
Check out the entire range at chalkola.com or on Chalkola’s Instagram feed.
Now tell me about your favourite crafts with your kids at Christmas! I need to know, so tell me all about it in the comments. And if you like my post, don’t forget to follow me and subscribe to see my latest posts.
7 Replies to “Chalkola Chalk Markers for Christmas creativity + giveaway!”
What a fantastic idea. Jonah and Cara are beautiful.
I hate to touch chalk so i definitely need these
I would have loved those back then when I was a teacher and had to use chalk boards!
With chalk markers the creativity is endless!
I would love these for myself 😉 Great for kiddos – I love the options for creativity!
Oh sweet! I love your idea on doing a feathery effect with the chalk brush. Great tip! I am going to have to check these out. I think my kids and I would both love these!
These are so cute! I have been dying to try a fun chalkboard with quotes in my kitchen and these would be great!