Chalkboard Copy Clothespins

First of all, can I just say I LOVE that chalkboards are making a comeback in the classroom!? Some thing about a pop of color on a black background is just so fun! But I am so happy that gross chalk is still a thing of the past! My nose is itchy just thinking about the dust!

Every time I'm out at Target {which let's get real, is a lot ;)} or at a local craft store, I always see such cute chalkboard stuff! So when Chalkola offered to send me a set of their new chalkboard markers to try out, I was thrilled! The thing I love about chalkboard markers is they have the appearance of chalk, but are SO much easier to use. Chalkola offers their markers in different sizes and they come in several different colors!
 Just like other chalkboard markers, you gotta shake and press several times the first time you use them, to get the ink flowing. Although the directions said to do it for 1-3 minutes, they started working in less than a minute! Perfect for my impatient self ;) The pack that I used is on sale at Amazon for less than $20!

When I stumbled across these adorable chalkboard clips at Michaels a few months back, I picked them up because who could resist?! I didn't have a use for them...yet...but I knew I would soon! And I was right!

A few years back, I created some copy clothespins for my classroom volunteers as a way to save on post-its and because, well, they are cute. Then I had the brilliant idea of turning these chalkboard clips into my  new copy clothespins!

When my parent volunteers come in to my classroom to help, they'll know exactly what I need done with each page!

These markers were SUPER easy to write with! Of course, I smudged the first one because I didn't wait long enough for it to dry, but it wiped off really quickly with a wet washcloth and didn't leave any residue on the chalkboard!

I also LOVED how the neon markers popped on the black background. I am definitely going to use the other colors more!

I stored the chalkboard markers ink-side down and clipped my copy clothespins around the cup. The directions on my clothespins are pretty generic, so they can stay on until I need to change them. But the thing I love about the chalkboard is that the markers are super easy to erase! If I need to change my direction, it won't be hard at all! And I won't have to throw away any post it notes ;)

I am super excited about my new copy clothespins and markers and I am definitely looking forward to using them for the rest of the school year!

Disclaimer: A representative from Chalkola contacted me to do an honest review of their products.  The opinions expressed in this post are my own and were not influenced by the company or the incentive given.

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