Create Drawings that come alive!™
Explore your creativity with vibrant sidewalk chalks and reusable stencils — then take the leap into a whole new virtual world where you can interact with your creations over and over again! Whether you’re feeding a hungry dinosaur, dancing with a unicorn, launching a rocket into orbit, or crossing the finish line in your very own race car — there are tons of ways to make your animations come alive. Simply draw and scan with the Chalk Alive™ mobile app to start your exciting 4D adventure!
See how it works!
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check your device compatibility:
*Your iOS device must be connected to the internet, updated to iOS 11 or later, and have the A9 processor or later. For a full list of compatible devices, please check the App Store or FAQs.
*Your device must be connected to the internet. We recommend using a phone model that is equivalent to a Samsung Galaxy S8 or higher.
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Check your device compatibility below.
iOS & iPad OS device* compatibility:
- iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus
- iPhone SE (1st generation)
- iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone X, iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR
- iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone SE (2nd generation)
- iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPad Pro (9.7 inch, 12.9 inch)
- iPad (5th generation)
- iPad Pro (12.9 inch) (2nd generation)
- iPad Pro (10.5 inch)
- iPad (6th generation)
- iPad Pro (11 inch)
- iPad Pro (12.9 inch) (3rd generation)
- iPad mini (5th generation)
- iPad Air (3rd generation)
- iPad (7th generation)
- iPad Pro (11 inch) (2nd generation)
- iPad Pro (12.9 inch) (4th generation)
- iPad Air (4th generation)
- iPad (8th generation)
- iPod touch (7th generation)
*To experience the Chalk Alive™ app, your iOS device must be connected to the internet, updated to iOS 11, and have the A9 processor or later.
To properly experience the Chalk Alive™ app, your device must be connected to the internet. We recommend using a phone model that is equivalent to a Samsung Galaxy S8 or higher.
To ensure your scan is successful, follow the best practices outlined below:
Scanning Best Practices
- Be sure your stencil has clean, crisp edges.
- Hold the phone at a reasonable distance as prompted by the app.
- Stencil & scan in a well-lit area.
- Use a flat surface.
- Hold your device steady.
- Make sure the whole stenciled drawing is visible on screen.
- Scan the stenciled drawing on a horizontal surface, not a vertical one.
- App will only recognize the stencil icon. Do not add additional design elements to the stenciled drawing.
If the above still fails, try restarting the app or creating a new stencil drawing to scan.
To unlock a character, trace the character stencil onto the ground, then scan the stenciled chalk art. Follow the on-screen prompts to make the “Scan” button appear.
Once a character is unlocked, you can play with it anywhere, anytime and it will remain in your character bank forever!
To unlock additional characters, explore our full line up of Chalk Alive™ kits!
Head over to the Play section from the home screen of the app and swipe until you see your unlocked icons.
- Follow the on-screen prompts to activate each character’s animations.
- Move your phone and follow the sparkles to find your character in your environment.
- Ensure the app is scanning the surrounding area.
- Make sure you are placing the character at an appropriate distance, away from yourself, or take one step back to make space.
Characters can only be scaled on screen in Scan mode. In play mode, scale is determined by the distance which you place your character. Follow the on-screen prompts and adjust your distance to change the size of your character.
Scroll up to the Where to Buy section!
Check out our how-to videos if you’re struggling to get familiar with the app, or scroll up to download a PDF!
Congratulations! You’ve unlocked a surprise character! Follow the Scanning Best Practices above and try again!