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The hardest part for our test crew was choosing which “power animal” they wanted, and the foxtail and the penguin proved to be quite popular. The rigid rim provided easy access for little hands, and the fleece interior distributed chalk adequately; one tester in particular really loved chalking up, doing so five to 10 times between moves. Getting a little one to climb is all about making it fun, and these chalkbags fit the bill—so much so that one parent started using one. Bonus: The Boulder, Colorado–based company will also do custom orders. Send them just about any stuffed animal, and they’ll make a chalkbag out of it.
$45–$60 (prices vary); crimpchimps.com
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