ChalkWild erasable backpack aims to give kids, especially kids on the Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, & Sensory Processing Disorder the freedom to create art on the go & to experience all its therapeutic benefits, to customize it into a one-of-a-kind backpack to show off their creative art to the world; and to donate a portion of proceed to charities.
We share 35% of proceed (sale price) to charity on your behalf. Some folks prefer not to get bombarded with solicitations after they make a donation. You can choose from our list of charity partners or name your own charity in the NOTE section during checkout.
hien, a young inventor & entrepreneur
the story of chalkwild
Once upon a time, a young boy and his father were hanging out together at a local skateboarding park. The young boy, who loves to doodle, noticed some Jansport backpacks with really cool design arts drawn on using Sharpies.
The boy turned to his father and said: “You would not like it if I draw on my backpack like that. Wouldn’t it be cool if it is erasable so that these creative kids can draw and erase to draw something new whenever they want?” The boy’s father thought about it for a couple seconds and realized what a cool idea that is. When they got home, they researched online but could not find any such backpack. The boy and his father started to experiment to figure out how to create an erasable backpack. After many trials & errors, they succeeded with a simple design using PVC & erasable liquid chalk markers. Now, the creative kids can doodle to customize & personalize their backpacks using their own ideas and arts. They would have a one-of-a-kind design on the backpack every time they create new art. There is no need to buy a new backpack every time their interest changes. The boy & his father were very excited to introduce this erasable backpack to the world, which they call ChalkWild.
The idea caught the attention of a local US Congressman and local news outlet like the Modesto Bee, Good Day Sacramento. The boy has been giving keynote speech or talk at various community events. Parents, grandparents, and kids were excited to be able to personalize their backpacks anytime, anywhere, and as often as they want.
About a year into the venture, they started to hear from many autism moms who said that their autistic children are so happy and calm when they get to doodle to personalize their backpacks. Some autistic kids use the bag as a calming tool for when stress or anxiety is overwhelming. The boy & his father did not anticipate the therapeutic benefits of ChalkWild erasable backpack. They started to do research and realized the awesome therapeutic benefits of creating art, which this backpack gives kids the tool to create art on the go. After consulting with some advisors, the boy & his father decided to pivot their focus on Autism. One of the objectives they set in the beginning is to donate a portion of proceed to charity like Boys & Girls Club and charities that provides art therapy for children on the Autism Spectrum Disorder, children coping with cancer or trauma… Besides being a fully functional backpack, it is also a portable art therapy & art gallery fused. With the included 8 neon color erasable liquid chalk markers, these kids can create art on the go for therapy or for showcasing their creativity to the world.