14 Easy Things You Can Make With Chalk Markers + COMPETITION

28 June 2021 63 Comments
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As the summer is now upon us, I thought it would be a perfect time to do some arts and crafts with these chalk markers. We are not particularly arty, in fact, I am absolutely terrible at drawing. I mean, really bad!

I know I am not the only one that struggles coming up with arty projects. So I thought I would create a post, to give you some ideas about what you can do with your chalk markers.

We are hosting a competition to win a set of Chalkola chalk markers, scroll down to the bottom to enter.

**Disclosure – I was gifted the Chalkola chalk markers, and compensated for my time. As always, all views are my own. **

What Surfaces Can I Use Chalk Markers On?

When I first received them, I have to say I was a little concerned. As I do not have any chalkboards. Surely that is all you can use chalk markers on? No, apparently not! You can pretty much use them on any non-porous surface.

  • Chalkboards
  • Whiteboards
  • Blackboards
  • Windows
  • Glass
  • Ceramics
  • Plastic Cups
  • Plastic
  • Floor outside
  • Plastic Tablewear
  • Canvas
  • Paper
  • Rocks
  • Any other non-porous surface!

What to Make with Chalk Markers?

As it is coming up to the 4th of July weekend, and we are having friends over. I thought we could create some super cute decorations.

14 easy chalk marker ideas for kids#chalkmarker #chalkola #chalk

Plastic Tablewear

These plastic trays are absolutely perfect for drawing on. The chalk marker pens dry really quickly, and they are super vibrant. A perfect and easy way to make any celebration more fun and decorative.

4th of July Chalk Marker
Kids 4th of July Chalk Marker
Chalkola - Welcome to 6th Grade Chalk Marker


I wasn’t expecting the chalk pens to work as well on glasses, but I was wrong. The Chalkola markers work so well and are really easy to write with.

Chalkola Chalk Marker on Glasses

Plastic Cups

We enjoy playing games as a family, so we added some numbers to these plastic cups, so we could play beer pong.

Beer Pong

White Board

We use this white board a lot in our homeschool, and the chalk markers are just perfect for this. I mean of course, this was just for fun. But to use these colorful pens when we are doing math questions is so much more fun than just using black.

Chalk Markers on White Board

Storage Containers

As I like to be as organized as possible, these labels are perfect for keeping the pantry neat and tidy. The chalk markers are a great way to add a bit of color to your storage bins, or for keeping track of what is in what.

Storage Containers

Plastic Serving Dishes

We have a lot of plain boring serving dishes, so these Chalkola markers are just a perfect way to make them look fun.

Chalkola Chalk Marker

Can You Wipe Off Chalk Markers?

This to me is the most important question! I absolutely hate mess! So if these didn’t clear up easily, we wouldn’t be using them!! I of course tested them first, before I gave them to Freddie, just in case. Although the chalk came off, it was much easier to get off after the chalk marker pens had properly dried.

Chalkola Review

We absolutely loved them, I was fully expecting to like them. But they are so much better than we had anticipated. The colors are really vivid, and they are super easy to use.

Tips for Using Chalkola

  • Make sure you shake the pens for about 30 seconds
  • You have to gently press the pens onto a blank piece of paper (we used the box lid) until the chalk comes out. This can take a while. But we NEVER had one that didn’t work – I was very impressed
  • When you are drawing, be careful as the chalk markers sometimes drip (we noticed this especially when using the gold pen)
  • Ensure the chalk is dry before adding another color (we noticed this when drawing the US flag)
  • Make sure you click the lid tightly when finished

You can purchase these chalk markers from Chalkola and get free postage! They recently launched their online shop for art supplies in the UK.

  • Child Safe
  • Non-Toxic
  • Washes off from clothes
  • Water-Based
  • Quick Dry
  • Long-Lasting
  • Low Odor
  • Acid & Xylene Free
Chalkola Chalk Markers

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Chalkola has very kindly agreed to host a competition on this site. This is open to UK and USA only and will run until August 1st, 2021.

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Last Updated on 20 July 2021 by homeschoolof1

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I am Clare, a homeschooling mom from the UK but now homeschooling in Florida with my 11 year old son.

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  • ashleigh allan 28 June 2021 at 8:34 pm


  • Jo Jones 28 June 2021 at 8:41 pm

    I will create beautiful information boards for school

  • Katie B 28 June 2021 at 8:56 pm

    Posters for my nieces birthday!

  • Danielle Spencer 29 June 2021 at 6:37 am

    I would love to decorate some plastic cups and things with my niece.

  • Peter Watson 29 June 2021 at 7:37 am

    a nice white board

  • Iain Maciver 29 June 2021 at 10:19 am

    a whiteboard would be a good start

  • Lynne Durkin 29 June 2021 at 11:06 am

    Would be perfect to decorate some cups with the grandchildren so they have their own personal ones to use when they come to visit us

  • foolsmoon2021 29 June 2021 at 2:59 pm

    I would like to make July 4 decorations with the markers. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • penelopesponderingsblog 29 June 2021 at 3:14 pm

    I would donate these to my brother’s classroom

  • Monique S 29 June 2021 at 4:06 pm

    A colorful hopscotch for the kids on the block to play on

  • yolanda davis 29 June 2021 at 5:54 pm

    I’d love to do some art with my 18 month old grandson.

  • Margaret Gallagher 29 June 2021 at 6:22 pm

    Bespoke named glasses ! Great fun

  • Darlene Carbajal 30 June 2021 at 12:57 am

    I would love to use these for a birthday!

  • Lori Byrd 30 June 2021 at 12:31 pm

    My grandkids will think of something fun!

  • Megan Kinsey 30 June 2021 at 9:31 pm

    Some butterflies and birds!

  • Ursula Hunt 1 July 2021 at 8:30 am

    These are a great idea and certainly less messy than traditional chalk

  • Marie Powell 1 July 2021 at 9:02 am

    would have fun with my grandkids, maybe some posters or plastic cups would be fun for the Bar-B-Q

  • Susan B 1 July 2021 at 9:20 am

    I would plan for making cards and pictures but our youngest decides what will be created with the products provided!

  • foolsmoon2021 1 July 2021 at 5:19 pm

    I’m looking forward to making July 4 decorations with the markers. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • foolsmoon2021 2 July 2021 at 8:18 am

    I’m looking forward to making July 4 decorations with the markers. Thanks for the giveaway! (7/2 comment)

  • Rich Tyler 2 July 2021 at 9:36 am

    So cool art with my 2 boys

  • Susan B 2 July 2021 at 4:12 pm

    The children would love to draw dinosaurs on paper and their crockery.

  • Natalie Crossan 2 July 2021 at 7:52 pm

    My daughter would love to design rainbows and sealife

  • Charlotte isobelle 2 July 2021 at 9:31 pm

    I think it’s great for making keepsakes for the family.

  • Ruth Harwood 3 July 2021 at 6:22 am

    We’d love to draw houses, pictures and copy the pages of our picture books x

  • Susan B 3 July 2021 at 10:39 am

    We have some old bedside tables that need repainting. It would be fun to draw on them first!

  • foolsmoon2021 3 July 2021 at 7:28 pm

    I’m looking forward to making July 4 decorations with the markers. Thanks for the giveaway! (7/3 comment)

  • justine meyer 4 July 2021 at 1:15 pm

    Looking forward to creating canvases

  • Susan B 4 July 2021 at 1:17 pm

    I think it would be god to create some England flags to show our support for the football team.

    • freddiesmummyuk 4 July 2021 at 1:42 pm

      Absolutely, my husband screamed the house down yesterday! 4-0 WOW!!!

  • foolsmoon2021 4 July 2021 at 4:53 pm

    I’m looking forward to making July 4 decorations with the markers. Thanks for the giveaway! (7/4 comment)

  • judy kennedy 5 July 2021 at 2:58 pm

    white plates we have some in the shed that are gathering dust

  • foolsmoon2021 5 July 2021 at 4:48 pm

    I’m looking forward to making July 4 decorations with the markers. Thanks for the giveaway! (7/5 comment)

  • Catherine S 6 July 2021 at 1:24 pm

    We’d love to draw dinosaurs, unicorns and rainbows

  • foolsmoon2021 6 July 2021 at 4:23 pm

    I’m looking forward to making July 4 decorations with the markers. Thanks for the giveaway! (7/6 comment)

  • foolsmoon2021 7 July 2021 at 5:11 pm

    I’m looking forward to making July 4 decorations with the markers. Thanks for the giveaway! (7/7 comment)

  • Antoinette M 8 July 2021 at 3:09 am

    We would decorate a few rocks!

  • Susan B 8 July 2021 at 5:09 pm

    It would be fun to draw on the bedroom windows and mirrors.

  • foolsmoon2021 8 July 2021 at 7:43 pm

    I’m looking forward to making July 4 decorations with the markers. Thanks for the giveaway! (7/8 comment)

  • foolsmoon2021 9 July 2021 at 7:56 pm

    I’m looking forward to making July 4 decorations with the markers. Thanks for the giveaway! (7/9 comment)

  • Jenny 10 July 2021 at 5:54 pm

    My kids would love to decorate special glasses to give as gifts!

  • Antoinette M 11 July 2021 at 3:58 am

    We’d decorate some glass vases.

  • Susan B 11 July 2021 at 12:51 pm

    I need to draw England flags!

  • Adrian Bold 13 July 2021 at 7:31 pm

    This would be great to decorate stones or paving slabs in the garden.

  • Ellen Stafford 13 July 2021 at 8:59 pm

    Decorating rocks with my niece and nephew x

  • Antoinette M 14 July 2021 at 12:55 am

    I’d make posters for a birthday party!

  • Susan B 14 July 2021 at 4:41 pm

    My laptop cover could do with a bit of decorating.

  • Antoinette M 15 July 2021 at 3:57 am

    I’d make party decorations.

  • janine atkin 15 July 2021 at 8:50 pm

    we’d make some posters

  • lynn neal 20 July 2021 at 8:26 pm

    Lots of fun decorations with my grandchildren and maybe some decorative plant pots!

  • Antoinette M 21 July 2021 at 3:07 am

    I’d decorate back to school supplies.

  • Laura 21 July 2021 at 6:07 pm

    I will be looking forward to using the markers on pebbles we find at the beach

  • Julie Bickham 21 July 2021 at 8:06 pm

    I will use them on some DIY home crafts.

  • Antoinette M 22 July 2021 at 3:38 am

    I’d decorate a few party cups & plates.

  • Susan B 22 July 2021 at 9:08 am

    We have found some sewing oddments in a drawer after a clear out so using the markers with the oddments would make lovely 3-D pictures..

  • Antoinette M 23 July 2021 at 4:04 am

    I want to decorate a birthday banner.

  • Antoinette M 23 July 2021 at 10:46 pm

    I’d decorate a few picture frames.

  • elizabethyeates555 25 July 2021 at 10:14 am

    Fun menus on chalkboards

  • Tammy Angus 25 July 2021 at 6:01 pm


  • Antoinette M 27 July 2021 at 4:16 am

    I want to decorate a few back to school items!

  • Jo m welsh 27 July 2021 at 7:01 am

    We would create some personalised gifts for family

  • lynn neal 27 July 2021 at 8:45 pm

    Birthday decorations for my daughter!

  • Antoinette M 28 July 2021 at 4:09 am

    I’d decorate a glass vase.

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