Review and Giveaway: ButterStix Food-Safe Chalks

by Wendy Copley on August 13, 2015

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Another day, another fun back to school giveaway! Today I’m reviewing ButterStix Zero Dust Chalks. I was sent a sample of these non-toxic chalks a few months ago and the kids and I have had a great time playing with them.

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Because these chalks are specifically formulated to be safe to use around food, they are fun to use to write messages on the kids’ lunch boxes. We tried them on the Yumboxes first because they have a nice smooth surface to write on.

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The texture of the chalks is kind of a cross between regular blackboard chalk and an oil pastel. The colors are nice and bright on a contrasting surface and they are resistant to smudging (though if they get rubbed too much they will come off). When I wiped the chalks off the Yumbox, they left a faintly ghosted image of the kids’ names on the boxes. Not a big deal to me, but it might be to you. Also, I found that the blue chalk left some staining on our light blue Yumbox, making it look a bit grubby. I was less thrilled about that. All of the other colors came right off though.

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I had even better success when I used the ButterStix on our stainless steel lunch boxes. No ghosting, no staining — they work perfectly.

They are a great way to send a message to your kid at school. I’ve also found it handy to use them to label our lunch boxes when we take multiple lunch boxes on an outing.

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One tip: If you sharpen them with a pencil sharpener it’s a lot easier to write a nice looking note and you have more control when you’re drawing. You have to be careful because the chalk breaks easily in the sharpener but it’s worth the effort.

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The kids have been enjoying using them on their lunch boxes too. Wyatt drew this creepy little dude on his.

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And Augie practiced his writing skills. If you can’t read this, it says:

Your a butt
Your a butt
Your a butt
Your poo poo

I’m so proud.
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When you’re ready to clean off the chalk, you can just wet a paper towel or a sponge and wipe it off.

ButterStix Chalks can be purchased on Amazon.

A Giveaway! Woo hoo!

JaqJaq Bird (the creators of ButterStix Chalks has a great giveaway for THREE Wendolonia readers: enter via Rafflecopter down below and be entered to win one of three chalk and chalk holder sets!
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