We love getting crafty with our kids, but let’s just say, our creative visions don’t always align.
While you have dreams of Pinterest perfection, your little guy has gone so far outside of the lines, he’s permanently ‘decorated’ your walls and furniture fabric.
Jaq Jaq Bird feels you—and since kids LOVE chalk but moms hate the mess, they’ve created a dustless, smudge-free alternative that everyone can get creative with. The innovative ‘Butter Stix’ look like chalk, write like a crayon, and blend like a pastel. Plus, they can even be sharpened to facilitate easier and cleaner lines, should mom feel like getting in on the doodling.
The colours are super vibrant and dry instantly, so it’s easy to get artistic. The Butter Stix write on non-porous surfaces like glass, ceramic and plastic—but (and it’s a big but) they wipe away easily with a damp cloth, leaving mom worry-free. Also, we noticed our hands were totally clean even after a lengthy crafting session.
The Doodle It Book’s are perfect for any upcoming car or plane travel this March Break. The books have 8 reusable pages, which lay completely flat, and a special pouch to hold the chalk (4 included). Some come with ready-made pictures to colour, like the Paris and Da Vinci versions, and all velcro shut you’re finished with them.
Not only is it fun for kids, it’s perfect for hosting parties and getting creative with labels. The Chalk Table Runner Set is a great way to label dishes at a potluck dinner or party. Plus, any drawings or prints you want to keep can be cut out and framed—your inner hipster would be proud.
But if you or your kids prefer to write with a pen, Jaq Jaq Bird also makes Wishy Washy Markers. They dry in seconds and if the lids are left off, simply run them under water to revive them.
Best of all, the markers draw on stainless steel, meaning you can write the week’s menu straight onto your fridge! Get your mini MasterChef’s involved in the dinner prep by letting them write the shopping list for you.
Innovative, easy to use and mess-free for kids and their grown-ups. We’ll chalk that up as a win.
The Jaq Jaq Bird Doodle It & Go Chalk Book is available for $24 online at jaqjaqbird.com.