Mark Making With ChalkOla

Stars (silver stars to be exact) play a significant part in our family as our daughters are both Silver Star babies. Due to both my pregnancies being high risk due to Diabetes this is the ward that they were born into and I am so thankful to the staff that helped me bring my girls safely into the world.

ChalkOla pens


Of course I also love being creative and when I saw that Christmas Little Makes theme this week was stars I thought it would be great to do an activity featuring them. ChalkOla had recently sent out a couple of sets of chalk markers for me to play with and so I thought it would be fun to use these to create stars and swirls on an old jar we had in the food cupboard. The markers are great for any kind of Non Porous Surface (like chalkboard,windows, labels, jars, paper etc). The pens are non toxic, water based - wet wipe and can be erased easily using a wet cloth. 

My Star and Spiral Jar


My eldest helped pick out the colours and I simply shook the pens for 30 seconds before rolling the nib back and forth on the glass. This led to the liquid being brought up to the surface and soon turned the jar from bland and boring to an explosion of psychedelic colour.  If you make a mistake than it is easy to wash off and start again before it completely dries.

With Christmas just a few weeks away you could always draw holly and berries on the jar instead or how about love hearts for Valentine’s Day? You could also write something on the jar or the lid and of course put different things inside the jar. 

ChalkOla have kindly set up a 20% flat discount on all Chalkola Products for my readers using the Coupon Code - 20OFFSTR The 6mm pens can be found here and the Earth Colors can be found here

Disclosure: We were kindly sent the two sets of chalk markers in exchange for a review.  All words and pictures included in this post are my own. 

Comments

  1. What a lovely product! I've always wondered how I could personalise items. My youngest son has a rare name and hasn't a hope of finding the personalised things that others can so these would be great to design things with. #TriedTested

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    1. As a person who rarely sees her name seen on things either I agree he'd love these.

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  2. These look really good, great that they cant write on glass too #TriedTested

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    1. Yes I'm inspired to try other glass products now with them too.

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  3. So do these dry on? As in once it's dried it won't wash off? My kids are always fighting over stuff so these would be great for ersonaisi have their drinks bottles etc. Thanks for sharing.

    #mg

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    1. No they do wash off. So great if you want a temporary design.

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  4. Looks lovely and seems easy to use too.

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  5. What a lovely idea! And brilliant that they can be washed off to create new themes :-) #bigpinklink

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  6. Fantastic fUn. I love chalk markers so might need to get us some of these. Thanks. #Christmaslittlemakes

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  7. These look brilliant, just what I've been after! And to know they wash off easily is great!
    #marvmondays

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    1. Ah I'm pleased I've been able to help you locate some.

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  8. These little ok great, just what I've been looking for and great to know they wash off easily too!
    #marvmondays 🌺

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  9. I love the idea of decorating jars with these - it looks so pretty :-)

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  10. Very pretty! I love these, my children would love writing on mirrors or jars with them #christmaslittlemakes

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  11. How fun! What a cute little make, and I love the sound of chalk markers! I need some in my life! #ChristmasLittleMakes

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  12. This is such a great idea. What a great way to decorate for Christmas too you could draw on your windows and make them all festive! Thank you so much for al your #mg support this year, I always love having you link up and look forward to more linky fun next year xoxoxox Enjoy your little girls over the holidays

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    1. We sure could. Would have to do the writing so that it showed the right way round. Thank you for the compliment. I love reading your blog. Thanks for hosting. Hope you and yours have a lovely Christmas.

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  13. I have seen a lot of these lately, think I am going to have to invest in some. They are great for decorating the windows and even better that it wipes off with ease. Love your jar design, that's fab :)

    Thanks for being part of #MMBC. Hope to see you tomorrow x

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    1. That'll be the inner creative making you aware I bet. Thank you.

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  14. Oooh these look fab, I love anything crafty like this! Thanks for joining the #bigpinklink and Merry Christmas from all the team!

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  15. Such a great way to transform a boring jar and as you suggest so many potential ideas for designs and uses. I love the pretty swirls you have here. I'm going to look into these as an idea for crafts on the farm.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #Trash2Treasure

    Thank you for sharing with me on Trash2Treasure.

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    1. I added the swirls as an after thought. It's difficult to know when you've overdone it or not but the beauty with this is you could always wash a few or all of it off.

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  16. What a lovely transformation and would make the perfect present! Thanks for linking up to #dreamteam x

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  17. These sound brilliant, a simple concept but very effective. It looks like a great way to easily recycle our jars too 😀 #trash2treasure

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