Have you ever wished that you had markers that would work on black top like chalk, but weren’t messy like chalk and were permanent? Liquid Chalkers chalk markers are your answer! I had the privilege of receiving these for review, and am happy to share my experience with you!
I’d been looking forward to using these with our school work, on chalk boards of some sort, until I realized that these would be permanent. I wasn’t sure how I was going to use them, and then I ended up in a situation where I needed them!
I needed a sign for my massage therapy booth at the craft fair this past weekend. Now, I planned to purchase plain posterboard and use plain markers to make a sign. I wasn’t sure how I was going to make it stand up; maybe L-braces or something. When I arrived at the dollar store, I was disappointed to find that they were all out of regular posterboard, but glad to realize that foam board was an option. It’s much easier to make foam board stand up. I thought the foam board was a tri-fold piece like you’d use for a science fair, and I knew that would be too big, but decided to cut it in half.
The trouble was, the only foam board available was in BLACK. No regular posterboard, no black posterboard, only neon colors (not great for a relaxing massage booth). There was the regular cardboard tri-fold science sheets, or this sheet of black foam board. I knew I had the Liquid Chalkers chalk markers so it was okay!
Now, the Liquid Chalkers would’ve worked just fine on any regular posterboard, even white (at least the colored ones would), because they come in colored packages as well as packages with just white markers. I was sure the white ones would work just fine on the black; I wasn’t entirely sure about the colors, but I had a good feeling.
Look! I love how my sign turned out! It looks like real chalk, but it’s much brighter and doesn’t smear. It worked wonderfully!
As hard of a time as I had coming up with ways to use permanent markers that look like chalk, now I have a ton of ideas!
This is a great craft gift idea, or even a sales idea. Foam board with a frame, or even go fancy and use plywood painted with chalk paint and frame that. Scriptures, artwork, funny sayings, even just a desk decoration with someone’s name on it. The possibilities are endless!
We used to have some cute yard signs for Christmas. “Santa Stop Here!” and things like that. They were just dollar store trinkets, barely better quality than cardboard. I’m always eyeing the pretty banners people have hung out seasonally. I’m totally doing those kinds of things with these Liquid Chalkers starting now! I might do a few gifts, even see if they’d sell locally – because they are easy, cheap, and quick. But cute!