It’s a miserable, grey February half term holiday from school. The children are bored (it’s only day one – it’s going to be a long week!). They’ve played with toys, they’ve played on their tablets, X-Box, computer… It’s too wet in the garden and we’re watching the eleventy-billionth episode of Paw Patrol. Ugh. How can we relieve the boredom? There’s a knock at the door; a delivery man has a package for us… Chalkola Chalk Markers!

Read on to find out what we did with them, what we thought of them and to win a pack of your own!

What are they?

Chalkola Chalk Markers are marker pens that can be used on any non-porous surface. “Marker pens?!?!” I hear you shout in terror! Yes, and you can draw on the windows with them! As long as the surface is smooth and non-porous, the ink will wipe off easily, leaving behind a clean surface.

Chalkola chalk marker pens

The pens come in various different sets and colours. There are jumbo ones, thin ones, neon ones, earth tones, and metallic colours. The pens contain a water-based chalk ink, rather like paint, and are non-toxic, Xylene free and odour free, making them safe and fun for even young children to use. They can be used on many different surfaces, including white boards, chalk boards, glass, ceramics, mirrors, tiles, plastics… pretty much anywhere as long as it’s non-porous!

How did we test the product?

The children were excited to try the pens out on our large white board. The pens need priming when you first get them out of the packet. This involves pressing the nib onto a surface several times until the ink comes down and covers the nib. I used some scrap paper to do this. Then the children got to work…

Chalkola chalk marker pens

Small doesn’t really draw ‘things’ yet, so she just did lots of scribbling with the 15mm jumbo pens!

Chalkola chalk marker pens

Big enjoyed writing on the white board with the 6mm tips.

Chalkola chalk marker pens

We also tried them out on our LED board!

I had a go at decorating a vase, and I even bought a chalkboard sticker sheet to put on the back of the white board and tried them out on that!

What did we think of the product?

The Chalkola marker pens were fun to use. The colours are vibrant and there is a great range. We experienced different results on different surfaces and found some of the colours to show up better than others. The manufacturers claim that the marker pens are ‘quick drying’ – we did not always find this to be the case. As you can see in the picture above of the chalkboard sticker, some of the markers dripped and ran on the upright board. We found it took a long time to dry on the white board, meaning things got a bit messy! I would definitely recommend supervising closely and taking precautions if letting a small child loose with these pens! Small did get some on her clothes, but, thankfully, it did wash out. My rug is a little pink-stained, however!

The best result we had was on the LED board. The Chalkola markers really did show up well and looked great when lit and changing colour!

What did we like?

  •  the range of colours
  • the range of nib sizes
  • the metallic pens weren’t as messy
  • the range of surfaces the marker pens can be used on
  • safe for children – non-toxic
  • easy to clean off and doesn’t leave a stain behind like some traditional dry-wipe markers

Chalkola chalk markers

Anything we didn’t like?

  • the length of drying time on certain surfaces led to smudging, dripping and colours bleeding into each other.
  • a couple of the paler colours look a little wishy-washy on some surfaces
  • the mess potential!

Our overall verdict…

Chalkola chalk markers are lovely to use to create bright, vibrant art projects around the home. With a little care, attention and patience you and your children can produce masterpieces just about anywhere! Well worth having in your rainy day arts and crafts stash to keep the kids occupied for a while!

Where can you get them?

Chalkola Chalk Markers are available direct from the website: https://www.chalkola.com/ and via Amazon (prices vary depending on product).

And, lucky readers, I have a discount code which will give you 15% off all Chalkola products! Just quote “15OFFSTR” when you order.

Disclosure: We were sent two sets of Chalkola Chalk Markers in return for a fair and honest review. All views and opinions are my own.

***WIN***

I have a pack of 21 markers to give away to one lucky winner! The pack includes 15 chalk pens and 6 metallic markers (worth £16.90).

All you need to do to win this awesome prize is enter using the Gleam app below!

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Review – Half Term Fun With Chalkola Chalk Markers! PLUS – Win a Set!

103 thoughts on “Review – Half Term Fun With Chalkola Chalk Markers! PLUS – Win a Set!

  • 31st March 2017 at 11:41 pm
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    Since Easter is approaching I’d probably draw a variety of colourful eggs on the window in the conservatory,

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  • 31st March 2017 at 11:21 pm
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    I’d use them to decorate some easter plates for the kids – we could put a space on for a carrot for the easter bunny , and then a space for the bunny to leave the eggs in and then the names 😀
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  • 31st March 2017 at 11:11 pm
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    HOPSCOTCH ON THE PATIO!

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  • 31st March 2017 at 10:48 pm
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    I love the idea of drawing pictures on our patio doors and having some fun, especially like the idea of drawing things like moustaches and using them as selfie props

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  • 31st March 2017 at 9:29 pm
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    Ah we’d use them to decorate the shed outside with dragons and butterflies 🙂

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  • 31st March 2017 at 8:02 pm
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    I would like to write up menus for the week

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  • 31st March 2017 at 7:52 pm
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    I’d let my little boy go mad, whatever he felt the in mood for!

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  • 31st March 2017 at 7:33 pm
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    I’d let my daughter decorate the windows ad mirrors with dragonflies and butterflies x

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  • 31st March 2017 at 6:32 pm
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    I would draw a house into which my granddaughter would add all the furniture etc.

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  • 31st March 2017 at 5:03 pm
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    My daughter says she’s draw a butterfly on her notebook!

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  • 31st March 2017 at 12:45 pm
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    We would draw pictures on the bathroom mirror. It would be nice to leave messages for each other. Xx

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  • 31st March 2017 at 11:44 am
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    I’d decorate the garden table with butterfly’s

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  • 31st March 2017 at 11:18 am
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    I would draw a space scene for my son to play

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  • 31st March 2017 at 10:38 am
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    whatever the kids want me to

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  • 31st March 2017 at 7:16 am
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    a farm in the garden

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  • 30th March 2017 at 11:50 pm
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    I’m not a great drawer to be honest so I’d probably just draw stick people, it would be ,my daughter who would love these, she draws beautiful flowers, animals family pictures etc, I would let her decorate her playhouse with them

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  • 30th March 2017 at 10:53 pm
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    Butterflies and flowers on the windows 🙂

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  • 30th March 2017 at 9:35 pm
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    I’d like to use them with my children on the windows in the back yard. We would use them to draw flowers and pretend that we have a garden.

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  • 30th March 2017 at 9:28 pm
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    I’d draw a hopskotch for my little girl

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  • 30th March 2017 at 9:27 pm
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    id draw funny faces on the windows

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  • 30th March 2017 at 9:12 pm
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    I’d test them out by drawing a picture of “Whats for Tea on the white board in the hope of encouraging some help with preparing it.

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  • 30th March 2017 at 7:54 pm
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    Those pens are huge!. We’d decorate an old wall mirror.

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  • 30th March 2017 at 6:19 pm
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    I’d draw up a cleaning rota

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  • 30th March 2017 at 4:40 pm
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    the boys could design nameplates for their doors

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  • 30th March 2017 at 1:35 pm
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    My toddler loves it when I draw cats and butterflies for her, on her chalk board and aquadoodle mat

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  • 30th March 2017 at 12:03 pm
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    I’d draw easter eggs and bunnies on the Windows with my 3 year old grandson

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  • 30th March 2017 at 9:40 am
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    my son would have fun drawing trains1!

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  • 29th March 2017 at 10:24 pm
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    My girls would use them on their blackboard – we have asthma in the family so think these are a fab dust-free alternative to chalks, can’t wait to try them! x

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  • 29th March 2017 at 10:19 pm
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    I’d draw our family (in stickman form!) on the kids blackboard 😀 I’m sure they will be much more creative though 😉

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  • 29th March 2017 at 7:52 pm
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    A ‘Wedding this way’ sign for our wedding party!

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  • 29th March 2017 at 11:36 am
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    To start labellling things.

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  • 29th March 2017 at 10:39 am
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    we’d draw cats and dogs my girls fav things to draw x

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  • 28th March 2017 at 4:43 pm
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    I’d draw up a cleaning rota

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  • 28th March 2017 at 12:28 pm
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    Now that the sun is streaming in through the windows I’d get my little boy working on some nice ‘stained glass’ effect flowers…not sure how they’d come out but would add a lot of coloured light to the room 😉 x

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  • 28th March 2017 at 1:26 am
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    I think for sure my daughter would love to draw butterflies and flowers on our patio.

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  • 27th March 2017 at 11:22 pm
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    I would decorate some jars, then put some t-lights in and use outside on the patio

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  • 27th March 2017 at 1:35 pm
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    I would draw a coastal scene on my bathroom window x

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  • 27th March 2017 at 12:13 pm
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    to start with i think labeling inthe kitchen

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  • 27th March 2017 at 11:50 am
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    We would do something on the kids bedroom windows x

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  • 27th March 2017 at 11:21 am
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    I would decorate some tea light holders

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  • 27th March 2017 at 10:39 am
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    We would decorate hard boiled eggs for Easter

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  • 27th March 2017 at 9:11 am
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    I would let my 4 year old little girl draw what ever she wanted on the kitchen window!

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  • 27th March 2017 at 8:34 am
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    with such array of clours flowers would be nice

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  • 27th March 2017 at 7:40 am
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    I’d draw a picture of all of our family on the patio doors 🙂

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  • 27th March 2017 at 7:00 am
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    I would do some doodles in our back yard – I would let my daughters decide what to draw 🙂

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  • 27th March 2017 at 6:27 am
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    To do lists, on the Kitchen black board

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  • 27th March 2017 at 6:19 am
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    Id draw flowers 🌺 on the windows

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  • 27th March 2017 at 5:50 am
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    I would let my children use them in the garden 🙂

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  • 26th March 2017 at 11:51 pm
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    I’d decorate some plain glass jars for the kitchen

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  • 26th March 2017 at 11:39 pm
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    Some nice flowers on our windows – I am sure my son would love joining in too!

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  • 26th March 2017 at 8:23 am
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    I would take them to school to use with reception class. We would draw Easter themes to make Easter cards from the little ones to their families

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  • 25th March 2017 at 11:44 pm
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    Would give them to grandchildren, they draw better than me, what a showing up that is

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  • 25th March 2017 at 7:15 pm
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    I would let my children use them, I would let them draw on the windows of the conservatory

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  • 25th March 2017 at 5:17 pm
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    i would draw someflowers on our placemats

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  • 24th March 2017 at 10:33 pm
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    I would use to decorate / jazz up my shed. X

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  • 24th March 2017 at 8:04 pm
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    We would draw a wendy house on hard coard we have got bits from our neighbour

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  • 24th March 2017 at 8:18 am
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    Trains on the patio doors for my grandson

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  • 22nd March 2017 at 8:27 pm
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    We’d draw dinosaurs on my son’s bedroom window.

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  • 22nd March 2017 at 4:02 pm
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    pretty pictures on the patio x

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  • 22nd March 2017 at 12:09 pm
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    Id draw some flowers on my shed and jazz it up a bit.

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  • 22nd March 2017 at 2:15 am
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    I would create a fairy garden with my niece and nephew xx

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  • 20th March 2017 at 10:11 am
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    The kids have a chalkboard and so do we, so these would be great for those little notes and for theor drawings!

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  • 19th March 2017 at 4:41 pm
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    I would buy some stick on chalkboard and use them to leave messages around the house, ie don’t use all the hot water in the bathroom

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  • 19th March 2017 at 1:16 pm
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    Living near the sea i love looking for shells and driftwood and i would love to use these markers to create some designs on them and make some mobiles and ornaments.

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  • 19th March 2017 at 11:07 am
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    We’d draw on our plant pots with our spring bulbs!

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  • 19th March 2017 at 10:22 am
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    The children and I would probably make some Easter cards and decorations using various recycled household items.

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  • 19th March 2017 at 5:25 am
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    I’d draw my daughter and my doggy 😀 As a little pressie for her 😀

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  • 19th March 2017 at 12:36 am
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    I would try my hand at flower drawing

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  • 18th March 2017 at 7:02 pm
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    I think my niece and I would draw her favourite thing (ponies!) on her chalkboard!

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  • 18th March 2017 at 3:29 pm
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    I’d draw butterflies on the window

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  • 18th March 2017 at 12:59 pm
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    Some flowers on the patio window.

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  • 18th March 2017 at 12:43 pm
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    I would give them to my wife as she is a teacher and loves drawing and writing on her classroom windows to help the children.

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  • 18th March 2017 at 11:52 am
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    Tell me what you’d draw with your Chalkola Chalk Markers – and where! . . . . well, l’d give them to my grandsons and see where the mood takes them

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  • 18th March 2017 at 9:13 am
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    We would draw little messages on the windows

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  • 18th March 2017 at 9:03 am
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    I think they’d be good for writing names on wine glasses!

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  • 18th March 2017 at 8:53 am
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    Big pics of super mario and friends on Windows.. My son would think this is so cool..
    And me pretty designs on jars and fill with stationary bits

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  • 18th March 2017 at 6:53 am
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    I’d draw animals on my patio doors

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  • 18th March 2017 at 1:09 am
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    I would draw animals on my daughter’s blackboard.

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  • 17th March 2017 at 11:37 pm
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    I would draw a birthday mural on my daughters window for her window.

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  • 17th March 2017 at 9:24 pm
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    Flowers on my kids bedroom windows

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  • 17th March 2017 at 8:53 pm
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    I’d ask my children to draw some flowers and trees on our patio doors to the garden!

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  • 17th March 2017 at 8:22 pm
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    I’d use them to label our kitchen storage jars

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  • 17th March 2017 at 8:00 pm
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    I would get hubby to stand at a window and draw a beard and glasses on him. I have seen someone do it and it made me laugh.

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  • 17th March 2017 at 7:12 pm
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    We have a blackboard wall in our kitchen, I’d love to use it on that and to draw seasonal pictures on our windows

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  • 17th March 2017 at 6:29 pm
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    I would write a “to-do” list that never gets done.

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  • 17th March 2017 at 4:53 pm
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    I don’t have any children but would love to win this prize for charity, to go to Romania.

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  • 17th March 2017 at 4:30 pm
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    My Granddaughter loves to draw, she has a desk, where she has loads of card and paper, she would get hours of enjoyment with these markers

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  • 17th March 2017 at 4:29 pm
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    i would get plastic cups for my kids to draw on x

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  • 17th March 2017 at 3:40 pm
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    my daughter would draw cats on a calkboard outside 🙂

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  • 17th March 2017 at 3:38 pm
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    It would have to be flowers as there the only thing I can draw ha ha ⛧

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  • 17th March 2017 at 3:23 pm
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    cats on the chalkboard in the garden when my nieces come to stay as they love them

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  • 17th March 2017 at 2:53 pm
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    It looks so exciting to draw on the window, so I think I would draw on there first. I would do a nice scene and then some crazy doodles.

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  • 17th March 2017 at 2:48 pm
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    We’d draw lots of numbers and letters as that’s what B is learning at the moment! Love these, they look so cool and perfect for encouraging art and craft, creativity as well as learning!

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  • 17th March 2017 at 2:46 pm
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    with the kids, we could draw on the back window whatever came into our imagination at the time!

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  • 17th March 2017 at 2:09 pm
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    My daughter would draw princesses and fairies on her blackboard x

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  • 17th March 2017 at 1:36 pm
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    My daughter and I would draw some animals on her drawing board 🙂

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  • 17th March 2017 at 12:52 pm
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    would try drawing Pictures of our family on the window

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  • 17th March 2017 at 12:52 pm
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    I’d let my boys draw pictures on a white board

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  • 17th March 2017 at 12:22 pm
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    Id draw my dog on some foil it would look really good

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