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Chalk It Up

Available at The Chalk Shop at Etsy.com

Kids can confirm that sidewalk chalking is an art form. And cool packaging is definitely a plus. Make sure your little artist hits the pavement with the right supplies this summer.

For funky designs, check out The Chalk Shop on Etsy.com. The chalk pieces are available in fun and adorable designs like Lego blocks, curly mustaches, princess crowns, airplanes and glittery cupcakes. Prices vary, but are generally $6-$9 for a set of five or six pieces. They make great party favors, and The Chalk Shop can even customize your order.

MetroKids' kid helpers tested Crayola Sidewalk ChalkMetroKids’ kid helpers tested out Crayola Washable Sidewalk Chalk ($2.49), a set of 12 brightly colored, crayon-shaped pieces including “Granny Smith Apple” and “Purple Mountains’ Majesty.” They loved the bold colors but admit that the pieces shrunk quickly. “I would make the pieces bigger so they last longer,” suggests Mikayla, 11, of Sicklerville, NJ. Until then, you may want to stock up on a few boxes!

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