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A revolutionary new way to create with sidewalk chalk! The first creative writing wand so everyone can "Stand Up & Draw!" is here!
A revolutionary new way to play with sidewalk chalk! The first creative writing wand so everyone can "Stand Up & Draw!" is here!
A revolutionary new way to play with sidewalk chalk! The first creative writing wand so everyone can "Stand Up & Draw!" is here!
437 backers pledged $22,685 to help bring this project to life.

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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. 

Our patented foam holder works with any normal sized chalk!
Our patented foam holder works with any normal sized 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!

From a broken rake handle to packaged pre-production in 6 months. Sleep is so overrated...
From a broken rake handle to packaged pre-production in 6 months. Sleep is so overrated...
Construction paper... where ideas are born.
Construction paper... where ideas are born.

 We created dozens of prototypes and cleaned the local hardware store out of PVC pipe (thank you Bill!).

Uh... not quite...
Uh... not quite...

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.

The under 4 ft. tall focus group...
The under 4 ft. tall focus group...

 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…

Totally organic, Non-GMO fun...
Totally organic, Non-GMO fun...

 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?

Final Walkie Chalk... cool, huh?
Final Walkie Chalk... cool, huh?
  •  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
David Zinn - Artist. Photo by: Klarman, Myra. Ann Arbor, MI. www.myraklarman.com
David Zinn - Artist. Photo by: Klarman, Myra. Ann Arbor, MI. www.myraklarman.com
                                                                    
 

 * 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!

Okay, okay... I want some!
Okay, okay... I want some!

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... 

The under 4 ft. tall focus group...
The under 4 ft. tall focus group...
The under 4 ft. tall focus group...
The under 4 ft. tall focus group...

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.

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    Pledge US$ 1 or more About $1.00

    Chalk it up for a buck!

    For less than a cost of a bus ticket you can jump on board and follow along.
    - Stay in the loop with our updates.
    - Ping us to nudge us a long.
    - You can always modify your pledge if you realize you simply need Walkie Chalk in your life.

    We will write all of your names on our driveway with a Walkie Chalk and share it!

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    Pledge $12 or more About $12

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - Limited Quantity

    ONE PACK - $15 retail value.

    Receive ONE (1) Original Walkie Chalk plus FREE shipping in the US.

    Grab a Walkie Chalk and start creating! Only available on Kickstarter at this time, be the first on your block to Stand Up & Draw.

    ~Comes with chalk included!~

    Your early support means everything to us!

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    SECOND EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - Limited Quantity

    ONE PACK - $15 retail value.

    Receive ONE (1) Original Walkie Chalk plus FREE shipping in the US.

    Grab a Walkie Chalk and start creating! Only available on Kickstarter at this time, be the first on your block to Stand Up & Draw.

    ~Comes with chalk included!~

    Your early support means everything to us!

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    THE ONE PACK

    Receive ONE (1) Original Walkie Chalk plus FREE shipping in the US.

    Only available on Kickstarter at this time, grab one and start creating.

    ~Comes with chalk included!~

    We truly appreciate your support and hope you enjoy your Walkie Chalk.

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    Pledge $33 or more About $33

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - Limited Quantity!
    THREE PACK

    Get THREE (3) Original Walkie Chalks
    ~ $45 retail value ~
    Plus FREE shipping in the U.S.

    Three's not a crowd, it's a chalk party! Walkie Chalk is only available on Kickstarter so grab some here for early summer fun.

    ~Comes with chalk included!~

    Your early support means everything to us! Happy Chalking (is that a word?)

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    Pledge $36 or more About $36

    THE THREE PACK

    Great Deal!
    Get THREE (3) Original Walkie Chalks
    ~ $45 retail value ~
    Plus FREE shipping in the U.S.

    Three's not a crowd, it's a chalk party! Walkie Chalk is only available on Kickstarter so grab some here for early summer fun.

    ~Comes with chalk included!~

    Thank you for supporting us and Happy Chalking (is that a word?)

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    THE FAMILY FIVE PACK

    Get FIVE (5) Original Walkie Chalks
    ~ $75 retail value ~
    Plus FREE shipping in the US!

    We call this the Full House. Chalk up some serious creative fun this summer. Enough for the kids, mom & dad and maybe a neighbor too!

    ~Comes with chalk included!~

    Thank you so much for backing us!

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    THE PARTY / WHOLESALE 10 PACK **SUPER DEAL**

    Get TEN (10) Original Walkie Chalks
    ~ $150 retail value ~
    Plus FREE shipping in the US!

    -- AND -- You can "add on" more Walkie Chalks too! Add packs of 10 for each additional $100.

    Simply modify your pledge after selecting this tier:
    ** Example: Pledge $200 to get 20 Walkie Chalks, or $400 to get 40, etc.

    PERFECT for birthday parties, schools, day cares or stores. Or, if you just have a ton of kids around!

    ~Comes with chalk included!~

    Your name will also be added to the "Backer Club" section of our website!

    Thank you so much for backing us!

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    THE HALL OF FAME "KIDS / SCHOOL" PACK

    Take over a school, your store, a day care, children's organization, company or charity of your choice with Walkie Chalks.

    Receive 60 Walkie Chalks, (a $750 value plus FREE shipping) which can be shipped to you, a location of your choice or we can select a children's organization for you.

    More art in the hands of children means more creative happiness and this pack was design just for that!

    ~ PLUS ~ Have your name or the organization of your choice added to the Walkie Chalk Backer Hall of Fame, a special place on our website.

    Shipping is FREE!

    ~Comes with chalk included!~

    Thank you so much for huge generosity in backing us and putting Walkie Chalks into so many little hands!

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