My daughters love anything arty so when we were offered the chance to review some chalk markers, we were happy to give them a try. We were sent 2 packs by Chalkola, who are also offering my readers a 15% saving on purchases.

Chalkola chalk markers are designed to work on blackboards, whiteboards, glass, plastic and other non-porous surfaces. We tried them out on our chalk board, which is a wooden cupboard door that we coated in blackboard paint a couple of years ago, and on a small handheld blackboard.

Clara enjoyed using the chunky chalkboard pens to draw on the cupboard door. She said it was like painting – the pens draw like a marker pen but the ink flows and looks like paint. Izzy preferred to use the thinner pens to write and draw on the smaller black board. Here are a few things we like about the Chalkola pens:

  • The ink dries quickly and doesn’t smudge or rub off when you rub your hand over it. For us, this is really handy. We keep our coats inside that cupboard, and often end up with chalk over them as we brush past the door!
  • We also always end up with the floor covered in colourful chalk dust as the kids are drawing – this is avoided with the pens
  • The colours are bolder and brighter, and there is more variety than the pastel colours you usually get with traditional chalk.

  • The chalk markers easily wash away with a wet cloth or baby wipe – although it’s best to check a small area with the markers first just to be on the safe side, as they may leave marks on some surfaces. Even after leaving the picture up on the board for a few days, it still wiped away easily.
  • Although Clara managed to cover her hands and clothes in the pens, it washed off her skin easily (unlike felt tip pen which seems to stain for days!) and came out of her clothes in the washing machine without any issues.
  • They are great to use for photo props, especially for bloggers or photographers – Izzy made me a lovely sign to use in this blog post!
  • You can use them on paper or card so they are ideal for crafts.

Clara really enjoyed painting away – however, she did sometimes draw on the door frame by accident. It did wipe off but it has left a couple of faint marks on the gloss. The pens are not recommended for children under 3 though, so while I could trust my 6 year old to draw nicely on the chalk board, I’d have to keep a closer eye on 2 year old Clara unless I want my entire kitchen decorated in bright markers!

Competition is now closed. Congratulations to Hannah O’Neill who has won a pack of 21 Chalkola pens. 

The closing date for this giveaway was midnight on Friday 24th March 2017. The winner will be selected at random and contacted within 48 hours of the competition closing. Chalkola will arrange to send the prize out to the lucky winner (to a UK address only).

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*We were kindly sent 2 packs of Chalkola pens in return for an honest review. All words and opinions are my own.

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89 Comments on Chalkola Pens Review

  1. We dont have a chalk board , but we do have big windows that the little ones would love to draw on with these

  2. To post messages on our black board. Ususally shopping lists, and things we must not forget.
    And odd drawaing and game of noughts and crosses.

  3. I think these are great as I can let my kids be “naughty” and write in mirrors and windows and not get into trouble 😀

  4. I’ve been eyeing these up. I want to blackboard paint our kitchen cupboard door and use it for reminders – what we’ve run out of, appointments, things to do, etc. I’m not keen on traditional chalk as I find it a bit messy and hard to write with but do love these.

  5. My daughter and I love doing little craft projects , so our next one will probably be her Easter bonnet for school . We would use the chalk pens to add plenty of colour

  6. These look amazing, the colours are so vivid unlike conventional chalks. These would be great for our message board at home….it’s the only way we communicate sometimes, we’re all out at wort or some club or other. Roll on Sunday when we all congregate for Sunday lunch and a catch up!

  7. My 5-year-old son and I love art. He has some chalks but they’re quite cheap and don’t write on his chalkboard very well. I think he would love drawing on his chalkboard with these and I’d be able to use them on my chalk memo board as well!

  8. I would give them to my grand-daughter. She loves to draw and she loves the pink and purple colours mostly. Her parents wouldn’t be annoyed at any messy marks left behind when she draws on the windows either.
    It’s what growing up should be, all good fun, hehe!!

  9. I’d allow my little boy to let his imagination go wild with these – in his bedroom anyway – particularly as they seem so easy to clean up after. x

  10. My little girl is getting obsessed with letters and learning how to write them. These pens look so much fun! We would start writing out the names of food for her Café!

  11. Like I said on Instagram, these excite my DIY wedding brain! So many Pinterest ideas in my head right now.. the boys would love them too of course 😉

  12. Im really getting into making light jars at the moment, not sure who Im going to gift them too but Im slightly obsessed at the mo

  13. What a lovely idea, looks like a lot of fun! We’ve just got our 19 month old some bath crayons which she has been thrilled with. Kids just love colouring and drawing!

  14. My son Alfred expresses his feelings and creativity through using chalks on our stand up easel so these would also help him to express himself with the vivid and bright colours

  15. These are brilliant! My daughter tried these at a friend’s house and absolutely loved them. Great competition, thank you.

  16. I love to craft with my grandchildren and we would use these wonderful pens on the windows to make some funny faces!

  17. we have some similar pens we use on our chalk board outside the charity shop i work in. we have had them quite some time so these would be great new pens to bring in donations and advertise our amazing donated products

  18. I loved coloured chalk when I was a little girl, I had a chalkboard easel and spent hours on it drawing all sorts, loved rubbing it off too and also used chalk for hopscotch so have fond memories, would love my grandchildren to love chalk as much as I do. Chalk forever!!!

  19. I think these are fabulous! so versatile for little imaginative minds! my son would have so much fun with these 🙂

  20. Fab! My boys would love these to decorate our plant pots with our spring bulbs in them! We are growing daffodils & crocus

  21. These are brilliant. We’ve painted our cupboard doors with chalk paint so these would be great for the kids to doodle on them.

  22. I would love some of these as my son seems to have an obsession with drawing where he shouldn’t, these would provide a bit of a diversion from felt tipping the walls, he would enjoy doodling on the windows!

  23. These pens look so fantastic and like they would be brilliant for crafting and creating with my son. He would especially love being able to draw on my windows 🙂

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