About this project
If you missed this Kickstarter project, you can still pre-order at www.WalkieChalk.com
* Note: Foam will also break in over time once in use.
* Be sure to watch our Kickstarter video at the top of the page for the story behind Walkie Chalk.
As soon as we realized there was nothing on the market like Walkie Chalk, we knew we had to make it – but make it great.
And "great" meant simple, universal and durable. Oh, and affordable of course!
We created dozens of prototypes and cleaned the local hardware store out of PVC pipe (thank you Bill!).
We still laugh at the looks we got checking out with 25 pieces of 3/4 in. pipe and nothing else. Each version got better, we refined the design to 3 parts that fit together like a vacuum cleaner hose - no clicking or screwing.
Our driveway became the product testing lab.
That first one was a little long but it didn't matter, all the kids wanted one.
We partnered with some great friends in the toy industry and then jumped into our computer design.
After a lot of work we got it just right…
We plan to work with our factory to release a second color, Tropical Teal, if our quantities are high enough. Lucky Lime will be our first color, and hopefully we have many more down the road!
Who doesn't want a little lime with their tropical teal?
- Includes chalk (2 pieces, assorted colors)
- 24 - 36 inches long assembled using either 2 or all 3 parts
- Quality ABS plastic
- Child safe - CPSIA compliant, has passed all required children's safety tests High density child safe foam
* For media inquires please email Shauna@WalkieChalk.com
Kickstarter is awesome, but it's not an e-commerce site. What you're doing is backing our company by pre-ordering Walkie Chalks. The funds then help us produce our first batch of product which we deliver to you.
You're part of the global launch of Walkie Chalk! Cool, huh?
How many Walkie Chalks you get will depend on how much you pledge. Simply select a "tier" on the right and see the chart below. On the $100 Party Pack you can also add $100 increments to get 10 more Walkie Chalks.
You will enter your credit card information today, but will you not be charged until the end of the campaign ONLY if we hit our goal. So, please help spread the word on Walkie Chalk, we appreciate it.
How the costs breakdown:
We are covering the Kickstarter and processing fees (9%), our cost of goods and start-up tooling along with logistics and FREE shipping to you. We have really tried to offer great reward levels for your generous help in backing us. Thank you!
Unfortunately, we have only received our child testing results in the U.S. which prohibits us from shipping internationally outside of those countries. We are working to get our international tests completed. Please join our mailing list for updates.
We're so excited to finally launch on Kickstarter and bring Walkie Chalk out into the world. Thank you for being here with us!
We invented Walkie Chalk when Shauna simply couldn't get down to draw with the kids, after having our 3rd child. From there, with the help of some talented friends, we have poured our time and resources into making Walkie Chalk a reality, and our adventure is just beginning!
Now, by supporting this project, you can be the first on your block with a revolutionary new Walkie Chalk! (that is, unless you live on our block, of course. In which case you've been wondering why we've been running around with green tubes in our hands all year. Now you know!)
We're in pre-production and are ready to deliver to you this summer.
We really hope you like what you see and grab a few Walkie Chalks for yourself or any little creative kiddos you know.
When you get your Walkie Chalk please drop us a note or post a picture, we'd love to hear from you!
Stand Up & Draw,
The Walkie Chalk Team
“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” ― Paulo Coelho
Walkie Chalk wouldn't be here without the help of a number of amazing folks.
To: Bill & Debbie Damman, Karen Moor, Joe & Lucia Saad, Ray & Megan Dallavecchia, Mick & Katie Janness, The Newman Family (especially Kate and Claire), , Bryce Dobbins, Kayla Kaszyca, Jim and Nicole Worth and the team at Formcode, Josh Pokempner, Katherine & Brand DuBose, Joe Damman, Lindsay Lorain, Hilary Henderson, Katie Martin, Jonathan Wright, Catherine Gutman, Mike MacCallum, Brian Owen, David Zinn, Mike Orlando, The masterful Staff at Beverly Hills Ace Hardware, Nick Gorga, Anna Heinl, Jim Harbaugh, Zack, Brenden and Marty at IOS, Kam Higgins, All our friends at OLQM and Harlan, Gene Maher, John Prinz, Claire, Jake and Rosalie and pieces of chalk everywhere.
Video Production: Hyperion Entertainment
Thank you for getting this far! We really appreciate your interest support. Happy Chalking!
Walkie Chalk will ship in retail package. Hanging trap blister.
15 in. H x 7 in. W x 2 in. D
Yep, we have design and utility patents filed in the US and abroad with a top IP firm.
And yes... We also have the Trademark filed for "Walkie Chalkie"!
Thank you again...
Risks and challenges
We’ve been developing the Walkie Chalk for almost a year and have a proven team in place to bring it to market and fill orders on time. Our team has done this before with many kids items!
Production plays a big role in every project and we carefully consider the materials and packaging we use. Those steps are complete! However, you never know what small bumps can occur once you hit the go button on tooling and production. We will be watching them all.
Despite uncontrollable factors or unexpected issues that may occur during shipping, we will do our very best to keep our production schedule on time. We also plan to fulfill our orders though Amazon (basically, we ship from the factory to Amazon, and they send to you!) If manufacturing goes well, we will also consider accelerating the production plan to minimize potential risks.
The Walkie Chalk team is committed to supporting every single backer in receiving the rewards you have selected while keeping you updated with the latest news. We humbly ask for any advice or suggestions! Simply go to our website www.walkiechalk.com or write down your thoughts under the comment section. We want to hear from you.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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