Perhaps you've played with chalk in the past, but Pebbles Creamy chalks are probably NOT what you've experienced! You will get soft, creamy color without a lot of "residue". I love the applicators that come with each set of 30 coordinating colors - pom poms and alligator clips. The pom poms vary in size, making application over any size area a breeze. Plus, you can use a different pom pom for each color family. Easy! Stop in Tuesday between 12-2 and give them a try.