- User Rating: Excellent
Pros:inexpensive, vivid colors, sturdy
Cons:those who don't celebrate Easter may have zero interest
The Bottom Line: Crayola Sidewalk Chalk Chicks and Eggs make for great sidewalk fun.
One of my kids' favorite things to do after school is to "go to the bars" with their friends. No, not drinking establishments but monkey bars that are next to a very large blacktop play area, right next to the parking lot. Since my daughter doesn't ride the bus home, I go to the school every afternoon and usually have fun stuff in the car, ranging from water and snacks to scooters. One staple is a bin of sidewalk chalk.
The kids love chalk and the brighter the better for everything from hopscotch to elaborate representations of homes for Littlest Pet Shop and Nintendogs creatures. Since they go through the chalk quickly, I prefer inexpensive choices.
I just happened upon a whole stack of Crayola Sidewalk Chalk Eggs and Chicks at one of the local discount stores that were marked down to 25 cents a package. That's right, only a quarter. I ended up purchasing $6.00 worth of chalk and am now down to my last two packages.
You might think this chalk isn't substantial based upon how much is left, but when you figure that between six and eight kids were drawing with the chalk and each package lasted about a week - that's a lot of drawing.
Each package is shaped like a mini egg carton and contains six pieces of egg shaped chalk. Three of the six pieces have little chicks "breaking out" of the eggs at the top. Each is about the same size as a regular Extra Large egg you'd buy at the store. The colors are a bright orange, light green, pink, teal, yellow and purple. They aren't as bright as the neon Crayola chalk you can purchase but are vivid and much nicer than generic chalk choices.
The actual pieces of chalk seem sturdy and haven't splintered or cracked, even when sropped on the hard asphalt. The chalk definitely washes away in the rain, leaving no traces.
If I were to find these on sale again, I'd definitely repurchase. Otherwise, they seem to make a great Easter basket filler!
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Amount Paid (US$): .25
Type of Toy: Arts and Crafts
Age Range of Child: 6 to 8 Years