Daju Travel Chalk Mat, $22.95
IDEAL for junior artists, this portable chalk mat from Australian toymaker Daju rolls up to slip easily into a child’s backpack. The mat’s pocket includes two pieces of chalk and a duster, and it has a wipe-clean waterproof backing. After play, flip it over and you have a child-friendly placemat. Available in four colourful patterns, including spots and chevrons. More: 0414 330 322; daju.com.au.