When we moved into our new home two and a half years ago, there were two chalk walls. One in the entry way and one in the kitchen nook.
I had dabbled with pastels back in middle school, but I had no idea how much I would enjoy drawing on these walls.
Three Christmas’ later, and I have really enjoyed spending time working on these walls. It has been a time to ignore my children and do something for me. It helps that my family enjoys it when Im finished, but really I just love ignoring my kids while I do it.
Im not an artist. I took one class in middle school, so don’t get your hopes up on something magical, but it is fun to do and I always look for inspiration on the internet when I’m about to start drawing, so I thought these might be helpful to someone else who is looking for ideas.
I’m going to post my favorite chalks and tools that i use to make it easier, and I am going to share THE BEST THING TO ERASE A CHALK WALL WITH!!
I love this chalk. It has a dark green and a dark red in it that i use all the time for my Christmas walls. It’s a great price and has lots of good colors. This is my go to chalk if Im buying cheap chalk. Real pastels work so much better, but this is the cheap way to do it, and this is how I almost always do it. Just buy a bunch of these boxes, and you are set.
The above is a pretty good deal with lots of difference color chalks. If you have a lot of space to color in, these big chalks are nice, but if you are planning on really drawing, you want to stick with the skinny chalks.
Finally, as crazy as it might sound, and as much as it makes my question why I drink it, the BEST WAY TO ERASE A CHALK WALL is…..Coca Cola. Whatever chemical is in that stuff makes chalk come off very quickly and well. You take a bottle and dab a bit onto a towel and that chalk will come right off. Your wall will NOT be sticky afterwards. It’s practically perfect. Just make sure it doesn’t drip on your floor. That will be sticky.