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5 Ways to Use Your Chalkboard Markers

Happy June, Muse Kit friends!


The warm weather and sunny days are finally here, and with it comes this month’s Muse Kits box holding our new medium: chalkboard markers.

Chalkboard markers are special pens that have liquid chalk inside of them. This means you can draw with them like markers, but once they’re dried, they can be easily erased, leaving you with a fresh canvas once more. 

These markers are unique and fun, and they can be used in many ways; you just have to get a little creative! Of course, they are great for making artwork, but in the blog this month, we want to show you some more wonderful ways these markers can be used to get your creative juices flowing.

Now grab your markers, and let’s find some inspiration!

How Do Chalkboard Markers Work?

Before we get into the ideas for using our chalkboard markers, we wanted to talk a bit about how they work because, let’s face it, it's kind of magical!

Chalkboard markers are essentially pens filled with liquid chalk that comes out through a porous tip and onto the material you are using it on. It's explicitly designed to be used on non-porous surfaces like chalkboards, glass, and mirrors. However, you can also use these markers on porous surfaces like fabric, but they won’t be erasable.

I’m sure we all have fond memories of creating temporary chalk artwork on sidewalks or driveways when we were kids, but these markers take that nostalgic medium and make it so much easier to work with! Here are a few reasons why chalkboard markers are a great medium:

  • Less messy than regular chalk

  • Won’t snap in your hand

  • Large variety of saturated colors

  • Wet erase so they won’t smudge when they’ve dried

  • Easy to erase mistakes

These markers basically improve on regular chalk in almost every way! So, now that you know how they work, let’s get into how to put them to work.

5 Ways to Use Chalkboard Markers

Chalkboard markers are so versatile and work on many surfaces that their uses seem limitless! 


In our brochure, we showed you how to learn and hone your skills using our chalkboard markers and boards, but once you’ve got the hang of them, you might be looking to test out and play with your new medium. Artwork doesn’t have to be relegated to a flat surface with markers like these! 

Here are five ways that you can use your chalkboard markers:

starting your own comic strip by using a light color pencil to sketch

Shop Fronts

Some artists specialize in creating stunning artworks to adorn shopfronts using chalkboard markers, and the results are breathtaking! We don’t know about you, but we would definitely walk into a store with a painted chalkboard mural even if we didn’t need anything.

Obviously, the chalk will run very quickly if it rains, so you need to apply the chalk on the inside of the window. Start with the black outlines and then fill in the spaces so you have a clean-looking artwork when you look at it from the front.

Don’t have a shopfront to decorate? Well, you have windows, don’t you?

Why not transform your space by creating some temporary artwork in your windows at home? We love decorating the bottom of our windows to look like flowers and grass growing from the frame in the summer. It's just a whimsical touch that makes every day a little bit more whimsical.

 chalk board information

Menu Displays

You don’t have to have a restaurant to make some chalkboard menu displays. These can be used for dinner parties, birthdays, weddings, and any other special occasion involving sitting down for a good meal. Since chalkboard markers don’t smudge when dry, you can prep these ahead of time without worrying that they’ll get ruined before they’re used. We like using A3 chalkboards, so you have plenty of space to write out the menu and decorate the edges according to your theme. There are so many shade options you should be able to find the perfect color combination to fit the vision.

If you ever had to write on the chalkboard at school, you’ll know how difficult it is to keep your writing neat, but the chalkboard markers give you the control to be able to execute your menu beautifully. One bonus of using chalk markers instead of a printed menu is you can simply erase it once the event is over and use the board for something else. That way, you can create more art, and there’s no unnecessary waste.


Typography can be used as a physical art form on its own that makes a significant impact on the style and emotion of the comic strip, so we encourage you to work with it and try something new.

almost like watercolor.

chalkboard artwork created to display a menu at a restaurant

Door Signs

I’m sure many of us remember having personalized signs on our childhood bedroom doors. Whether it says your name or ‘Keep out! No boys allowed!’ these signs gave us the opportunity to put a stamp on our space.


Why not give your children (or even roommates) the same experience by making some chalkboard door signs?

Chalk markers are the perfect medium to use for these signs because they can be wiped clean with a wet cloth and started fresh. You could make it a seasonal or yearly occasion for everyone to come together and design their door signs together or let the kids change them up whenever a new obsession takes hold. The 6x8 inch chalkboards in the box would be perfect for this!

using color in your comic book strip

Make Organizing Fun

We must admit, this is our favorite way to use chalk markers besides making actual art.

Organizing can be frustrating and tedious, but you can fix that by using chalk markers! You can use them to design pretty labels for your food jars or any other storage container. Not only will this make it easy to locate things, but the labels will make your cupboard look beautiful.

We especially like using chalk markers for our dry goods storage in our pantries. To make everything uniform, we recommend transferring your pasta, lentils, cous cous, etc., to glass jars before decorating them with gorgeous chalk marker labels.

deku from my hero academic drawing tutorial

Changeable Artwork

This use takes full advantage of the fact that these chalkboard markers are erasable! It's fun to have set pieces of art in your house, but if, like us, you like to change things up regularly, then chalkboard art is perfect for you.

You can use a series of small boards or one big board for you to create your artwork, depending on the look you are going for and how ambitious your artistic urges are. You can also use any mirrors in your house as a canvas and draw some pretty designs around the edge that you change up whenever the mood takes you.

These little artworks are great ways to add pops of color throughout your home to bring it to life. You can change them up seasonally, monthly, weekly, or even daily! The chalk markers make it so easy to change your mind and create based on your mood and what aesthetic you’re particularly drawn to at the moment.

upclose use of paint chalk markers to customize a sign

Now that you are sufficiently inspired go out into the world and create your chalkboard art wherever you like! We can’t wait to see what you come up with. If you figure out another way to use these markers, be sure to share them with us!

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