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A brick of fabulous chalk
Reviewed in the United States on June 20, 2016
When I ordered this as a present, I had no idea I was buying a three kilo brick of rainbow chalk sourced from the other end of the rainbow in Crayolaland. Word to the wise, 48 pieces makes for an awful lot of pieces of sidewalk chalk and probably required our mail carrier to take leave for his bum elbow. I didn't need to do arm day at the gym. My toddler thought I had just given him a Nobel prize and permission to eat as much cake as he could.
I turned him loose on my back patio and gave him leave to be Banksy. He certainly loves scribbling and drawing in the driveway, on the sidewalk, and everywhere else he can find. Like a normal little boy, he can also become covered in chalk. The real burning questions are probably well answered, but I will affirm them.
These are completely non-toxic.
The dust will wash off practically anything, including ground into a pair of khaki shorts.
The chalk doesn't shed dust as fast as other brands I've seen.
Colours stay vibrant and brilliant, but won't resist a good rain or the hose.
Fat pieces don't break easily.
In short, Crayola did what Crayola is famous for, making a kid's colouring product that resists their grabby hands and destructive tendencies well. Parents can be glad they aren't investing in a new scribble on the garage floor for the next 10 years or an entirely new wardrobe because someone keeps painting his pants blue. These are durable bits of chalk that wear down to nubs rather gracefully despite vigorous scribbling.
They also cover a surprising number of colours so the real adult Banksy in your family might be able to make the rest of you feel inconsequential because (s)he can turn out a political statement while your stick figures are parading around. No hard feelings, mysterious uncle. But, seriously, gift these to someone who has a lot of children (they can share) or a long driveway because sky is the limit with creativity and these are wonderful tools to get you there.
Now get down and sketch too. It's fun!