Olivia just loves to draw. On anything. With anything. Of anything. The same goes with writing. With anything absolutely anywhere So when the opportunity arose for a Chalkola Chalk Markers Review, I didn’t tell her. Not to hide them from her but around the same time I read another bloggers review, Olivia herself discovered them.
So surprise it was. Then on a cold and wet Sunday morning a knock on the door for a parcel delivery stirred her curiosity so I let her open the box. This is when she squealed. Loudly. OMG Sups’ Amazing!!!!! Her words, not mine. For the first time in a while, we were actually going out for the day and it’s safe to say she couldn’t wait to get back and get them opened. But before we start the review lets find out a little bit more Chalkola Chalk Markers.
The Markers are to be used on Non-Porous Surfaces only (So its best to test a small area). Like – Chalkboards, Whiteboards, Glass, Plastic, Windows. The reason being that Porous surfaces have small holes which can absorb the liquid chalk ink and sometimes it gets difficult to completely erase them. The markers can be used on Chalkboard paint but many customers have found it difficult to erase them as paint usually makes the surface porous and absorbs chalk ink. In case they do not erase – you can either repaint or use a magic eraser. Chalk markers as a medium have high-density Chalk Ink, due to which New markers take 2 to 3 mins prep time – Once used the ink flows smoothly.
Our Chalkola Chalk Markers Review.
First off I love the design on the pens. We received 15mm Jumbo pens and the pack of 21 chalk pens and metallic markers. Olivia wasted no time in testing them out. Ever the impatient one, she literally could not wait and was a little put out that it took some time to prime the pens ready for use. To start them off you need press down on the nib of the pens and shake them. This is so the liquid makes it way down the pen so they are ready to use. It does take a bit of time for the liquid to come through so she occupied herself with getting the colours she loved ready first. Once you have done that they are ready to use and you don’t need to repeat the process.
As they are suitable for windows and glass I decided to throw caution to the wind. Draw on the dining room table I said. They wipe off (I hoped) I said as I crossed my fingers and toes and prayed to the gods that I didn’t just sign off on my pretty dining table to be a permanent shrine to Olivia’s artistic abilities.
I am glad to report it literally wiped off with a wet wipe no problem. Also, I can testify that it comes off children’s coats easily too! As put to the test by 2 of Olivia’s friends. They were latecomers to our ‘let’s decorate the kitchen table’ party and kept their winter coats on. A wet wipe removed all traces of multi-coloured chalk running up the inside of their arms! Phew!
Thumbs up or steer clear?
Olivia was really impressed with them and her friends in awe of her new pens. Easy to use and remove she can’t wait to get in the back garden with them and draw up a storm on our garden gates and fences. A favourite summer pastime of hers. I’m happy in the knowledge that they are safe to use and easy to clean off. She also loves that she can use them on the whiteboard of our family planner too. It’s now all different colours as oppose to just boring black. The more important things are in red, like her birthday!
The only issue we had is that one of the pens did leak. I’m not too sure if it was a fault or is one of the kids were a bit too heavy-handed with it!
What so you think? If you know someone or are someone who would love to give these a whirl then I have a discount code for you for 15% off all Chalkola Chalk Markers. Just enter code 15OFFSTR at the checkout.
Fancy Winning Your Own Chalkola Markers?
Chalkola are kindly offering me a box of their 21 markers to give away to one lucky winner so your kids can decorate your dining table and leave you to clean up the mess too! All you have to do is read the rules and enter via the Gleam widget below.
T’s & C’s
The prize is 1x box of 21 chalk markers. The prize will be supplied by Chalkola and not by myself. The competition will run from 24/2/17 to 17/3/17. The winner will be chosen within 5 days of the competition ending and the winner will have 28 days to respond and acknowledge their win. After this time a new winner will be drawn. Please enter all options carefully and correctly as any incomplete entries will be void. I do check. Open to all UK residents only over 18.