Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Glow Crazy Distance Doodler and Glow Crazy Glow to Go: Great Glow-In-The-Dark Fun For Kids! {Review and Giveaway}

Want to have some glow-in-the-dark fun with your kids?  Glow Crazy Distance Doodler is a great choice for some fun family time... in the dark!  One thing I loved about these products is that they're not messy.  I hate messy toys with a passion!  I don't have to worry about anything leaking or melting in my car (in reference to the Glow to Go product).  They remind me of the Aquadoodle we once had, but without the mess of water or the wait to have the canvas dry before doodling some more.

Glow Crazy Distance Doodler:  The Glow Crazy Distance Doodler was something that my youngest enjoyed very much.  How it works:   You hang the reusable GlowClings on your wall (doesn't harm your wall) and use the Light wand to draw.  The GlowClings can also be cut into different shapes if you wanted to get creative with an easel for your child's glow-in-the dark art.  My son also enjoyed the stencil sheets that came with the Glow Crazy Distance Doodler.  What made this toy so much fun was that you could doodle from up to 10 feet away.  I can easily see us hanging a GlowCling on our child's ceiling instead of a regular wall, but I imagine I'll be confiscating the Magic Lightwand if he has too much fun and won't go to sleep.

Glow Crazy's Distance Doodler is for ages 6 and up.  

Tip:  Stencils make the Distance Doodler lots of fun.  Check out the Christian stencils on the GlowCrazy Facebook page.  Their first line of Christian stencils is a Noah's Ark theme.  Their second line, which launches on September 15, will include Christian symbols -- a loaf of bread, fish, and boat.

Glow Crazy Glow to Go:  This toy was the glow-in-the-dark choice of my 10 year old daughter.  What made the Glow to Go so much fun for her was that it was something that she could hold in her lap to doodle with in the car.  The handles make it so easy to carry too.  We took the Glow to Go with us on a trip back home to PA and my kids fought over it in the back seat.  Parents, save yourself the hassle and buy two!  What I liked about it was that though it glows in the dark, it didn't put off enough light to distract a driver or other passengers.  The kiddos can play tic, tac, toe in the dark or draw quietly in the dark.

Glow Crazy Glow to Go is for ages 3 and up.

Tip:  Use the wide beam to help the Glow Crazy canvas fade faster so that you can draw again.  Your glow doodlings will last about 3 minutes in the dark! 

Doodle of my 10 year old on Glow Crazy Distance Doodler

Buy it!  The Distance Doodler is available at the Glow Crazy website. By ordering direct from Glow Crazy, you can receive an exclusive free bonus pack with your order that includes 1 Light writer, 5 canvas wallclings and 4 stencils for free (you just pay $5.95 p&h).

Giveaway:  Win your own Glow Crazy Distance Doodler!  Distance Doodler toy includes:  1 dual-action Magic Lightwand, 2 Jumbo Wall Clings (12" x 30" each), 4 stencil sheets, and a fun tip booklet that will help you get the most fun out of your prize.

Glow Crazy has generously offered one lucky winner a Glow Crazy Distance Doodler of their very own. (ARV: $24.99)  This giveaway will run through 9/25/2011 at 11:59 PM with the winner being selected via Random.org on or about 9/26/2011.  Winner will have 48 hours to respond back to a request for shipping information.  If winner does not respond within that time frame, a different winner will be chosen.  Therefore, it is imperative that you leave an email address for me to reach you should you win.  Suggestion:  Leave an email in your mandatory comment or ensure that your Blogger profile is set to public so I can view it. This giveaway is limited to U.S. residents 18 and older.

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Disclosure:  Many thanks to Glow Crazy for the opportunity to review these Glow Crazy products.  My kids truly fought over them.  These products were provided to me at no cost to me; however, this did not affect my opinion.  The opinions expressed are 100% my own or are based upon my family's experience with the product.  

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