Product Type: ELC Art / Craft
Newest Review: ... and I actually have to buy chalk which is annoying but hey, I'm sure my little girl is also pleased by the fact that in this pack you... more
ELC Chunky Chalks
Member Name: Whizz11
ELC Chunky Chalks
Advantages: Nice size, good colours
My little girl got a blackboard for Christmas this year and we, or should I say Santa also gave her a pack of chalk as well.
I used to live in the Chiltern Hills area so back in my day finding chalk was not a problem. We just used to go into the back garden, pick up the first rock we could find and use that as practically all the stones were chalk. Where I live now as an adult its somewhat different and I actually have to buy chalk which is annoying but hey, I'm sure my little girl is also pleased by the fact that in this pack you get some colour to your chalk too and it's not just white!
The pack comes with 20 sticks of chalk and like the name suggests they are chunky. They are a big like the size of a big cigar if you can picture that image. This makes them very easy for little hands to hold on to and grab. What I also like about them is that you do not need to apply much pressure to the chalkboard to draw with them like you sometimes do with crayons for example so kids can see their creations come to life and will not get frustrated that nothing is appearing on their drawing surface.
The chalks come in a number of different pastel colours such as blue, green, pink and yellow so you get a nice variety and can create an interesting picture with them. What I also like about them is that on one end of the chalk it comes to a point and almost has a nib effect so you can draw more precise lines etc and the other end is flat so you can be a bit more free with this end and colour in big spaces.
As its pretty much been raining since we bought these chalks we have not used them outside on the pavement yet but I have been told by friends who have them too that they mark the pavements well and do wash off once the rain comes.
For £1.50 for a pack of 20 I think you get some really good value chalks and are a craft item I recommend.
Summary: ELC chunky chalk