Chalk Chook: hands-down the most whimsical and vibrant sidewalk chalk we’ve ever played with!
Remember a few weeks back, we received a surprise package of handmade chalk from Mel at Chalk Chook? You can click here to read all about that excitement.
Well, temps are finally on the rise here, and we recently took our Chalk Chook out to the front porch, and had a colourful morning testing out all the different whimsical pieces that Mel sent us.
When you draw with Mel’s chalk, the colours are just as brilliant on the sidewalk as they are in the pieces that you hold in your hand. The vibrant colours remind me of oil pastels. It was so fun to make such vivid drawings.
Something that I noticed when we initially opened our package from Mel, and again when we were drawing, is that Chalk Chook’s chalk doesn’t leave your hands coated in powdery dust like the commercial brands do. Well done, Mel!
And somehow Mel’s chalks are denser, and seemed to last longer than the store-bought chalk we’ve always used. Normally I can’t get through making a hopscotch with one stick of chalk, but the Chalk Chook pieces go a long way.
And the shapes, of course, were hugely popular with the hooligans. There were stars, cars, fish and dinosaurs, to name a few, which made for a whole lot of excitement as the kids traded pieces with each other, and used their chalk pieces as toys as well as drawing instruments.
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