Product review for Chalkola pens.
Over the Festive period, the lovely folks over at Chalkola asked if they sent me some of their products for free if I’d review them. I said yes but it’s taken me until now to get around to it mainly because I hadn’t set up my new blog until now. So after a bit of a wait, here we go!
I have to say these are pretty cool as far as chalk pens go. I’ve only seen chalk pens in sets of two or four in our local shops and they are quite pricey so I’ve never actually bought them. These are really reasonable though and I’ll add links at the end of the post for you to view them on Amazon yourself.
I was thrilled to receive two packets, Premium Wet Wipe Markers in Brights and also a set of Earthy Colours. So what can you use them on?
Pretty much any none porous surface; such as chalkboards, whiteboards, glass, plastic and windows. Like most other liquid pens you have to ‘charge’ them before first use. You just pop the lid off and then press down until the liquid chalk fills the nib. I gave them a good shake too.
I like that the pens are quite chunky – easy for The Mini Beasts to grip in their mitts! Time to get the kids helping with this product review. Here’s Zac colouring in on his chalkboard.
Ooh, the lovely folks over at Chalkola recommend you test an area first to ensure the chalk ink wipes off. It did, so I let them loose:
They have a chalkboard each so they could draw together. Zac went all foodie with a bit of Pokemon thrown in for good measure and Blake opted for a high-speed train with a hidden underworld below (!).
Needless to say, I’d had a play first. As I indulge in scrapbooking I thought it would be a great opportunity to create a photo to use on my first page of 2017:
The Mini Beats aren’t the only ones in this house who have their own chalkboard so I put the Chalkola Pens to good use too:
Overall thoughts on this product review:
So yes they look pretty and all that but they are actually really easy to use too once you’ve charged the inks. You don’t end up with chalk powder residue all over your hands, the floor and the kids and no dust to sweep or hoover up afterward either. The Mini Beasts both loved the range of colours, the chunkiness of the pens and the fact that even though they are left handed they had no problems. You do need to use a wet or a damp cloth to wipe the drawing/doodling/writing off afterward though as they dry pretty quickly. Zac also liked that once the ink had dried that he could draw over colours too.
Want to give them a try at 20% discount off the full price? Grab them here and use the discount code 20OFFSTR
Hope you have as much fun with them as we have.
See you soon.