Crayola, recommended age 6+, MSRP. $29.99USD
the staying power of the tried and true Crayola
Big 64 box, Crayola was working on taking creativity to the
We have drawn
with magnets, water, special markers that appear to have no ink
...but now we get to draw with light!
drawing, cool and virtually mess free. I say virtually because
of the handy dandy black marker. Kids can actually paint with
light, an awesome cause and effect experience. Alas the beautiful
artwork begins to fade in just under a minute but then that leaves
room for more artwork.
The crew had
a blast with this; drawing in the dark is very cool. You can create
scenes, and add textures, make shadows, and go wild. Creations
can be as simple or complex as the creator wants them to be. While
this is not going to occupy kids as an all day activity it is
definitely a really fun hour or more, or longer, depending on
your kids. Especially in the car, we have found that it is the
perfect activity to take along for the ride, when it gets too
dark for reading and coloring ...viola. Just make sure
all the accessories are in a bag otherwise, they are hard to keep
track of in the dark car. Oh yeah, and I would leave the dry erase
Manufacturer recommended age is 6 and up. I would say younger
kids will probably enjoy this as well, but they may have difficulty
with some of the accessories. You never want to set up a situation
of frustration during play because it undermines the positive
self esteem factor. So if you are thinking of purchasing for a
younger child you may want to make it a do together type of activity.
The Glow Station comes with a glow in the dark poster size canvas,
1 light wand with crystal attachment, 1 acetate sheet, 1 dry erase
marker, 2 sheets of stencil, 2 textured sheets, one dry erase
marker, and needs 3 AAA batteries that are not included.
Young children feel a sense of emotional satisfaction when they
are involved in making art; it also builds children's self-esteem
by allowing them opportunities to express what they are thinking
and feeling. Art-based activities also help to develop cognitive
and fine motor skills.