Glow Art – review and giveaway

Monkey tends to be a bit of a scribbler, and I’m always looking at ways to help develop his artistic skills.  I thought Glow Art sounded a little different and was something we could both have some fun with.

Glow Art

The Glow Art set comes with a light up LED drawing board with built in stand and 4 coloured fluorescent markers.  It requires 3 x AA batteries which are not included and is aimed at children aged 3 years and over.  Although nearly 50 year olds quite enjoy playing with it too!  The light box is available in black or pink and priced at £24.95 per Glow Art set.

Remove the plastic protective film from both sides of the light board, fit your batteries and you are ready to have some fun. Well I did have to test it out.

Basically draw your picture or abstract art in Monkey’s case on the front screen with the fluorescent pens provided.

Glow Art

Once you’ve finished your design, pull out the stand from the back of the frame, turn the battery switch on (also on back) and press the button on the front right-hand side and watch the light show illuminate your artwork.

Monkey has been mesmerised by the colour changes, and it’s constantly changing.

My son is obsessed by steam trains as regular readers will know.  As well are drawing free hand you can also put a picture underneath the Glow Art light board and trace onto it.  We made an Andy Warhol style Mallard Steam Train and thought it looked rather good.

But Glow Art comes into its own when you turn the light on and let the lights do the talking.

When you want to create a new design, just wipe the screen over with a soft, dry cloth.

I’m hoping that Monkey might be able to make use of his Glow Art set for a future homework project.  It will certainly make it more interesting for him to complete and a little different to display too.

Replacement pens are also available from the Glow Art website.

disclosure:  we were sent the item mentioned in exchange for an honest review


I’ve teamed up with Glow Art of to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a Glow Art set for themselves. Complete the Gleam form below for your chance to win,  Good luck!


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Only the first step of this form is mandatory, all other steps are optional. Only one entry per person is allowed.

This giveaway is for UK residents only.

Once a winner is randomly picked, I will check if the winner has done what was requested and I will contact them, if they do not reply within one week, the prize will be allocated to another person.

The giveaway will close on 19th October 2016 at midnight.

Glow Art worth £24.95

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I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with a 7 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school.We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds.We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure.If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

318 thoughts on “Glow Art – review and giveaway

  1. All of my kids would enjoy this, especially T I think, as he is really into drawing. He would probably draw all kinds of characters and creatures on it as he loves designing those

  2. I would like to win it for both of my kids to share. My son would probably draw a monster and my daughter would practise some squiggles.

  3. I would love to win this for my daughter who loves to draw and doodle too. She draws anything and everything, but she mostly enjoys drawing us as a family doing things together.

  4. I would love to win this for my son. He turns 3 in December and I think it would be a good birthday present, as he seems to love anything that glows at the moment! He would probably draw people, as he’s just trying to get to grips with getting all of the correct bits of the anatomy in his pictures. He usually has legs, arms and a head, with no body atm. Bless!

  5. I would love to win this for my daughter for Christmas, my daughter said she would draw a pink bus with a pink monkey at the side of it.

  6. I’d give this to my autistic nephew – colours stimulate his mind. He would probably draw a dinosaur – his next best thing!

  7. Would love to win this for my friend’s little girl, Annabelle. She’s probably draw a dog as she loves them at the moment – although it may look like just a scribble as she’s only 2!

  8. I would love to give this to my son, he would love to create monsters and aliens as these are his favourite things to draw.

  9. This would be lots of fun for all our friends’ kids when they visit. And I suspect my partner would rather enjoy drawing dragons and monsters on it.

  10. I’d give this to my youngest, mia, she’s really girly, so she’d probably draw love hearts and rainbows, dresses, shoes and unicorns 🙂 xx

  11. I would love to win it for my very artistic great niece, Becs, in South Africa. She loves drawing and I know she will draw a dinosaur, she cannot get enough of them.

  12. I will give to my 2 year old girl as she loves drawing and I know she would draw mummy and daddy as she has just started drawing people (in her own way!). Lovely prize x

  13. I would love to win this for my son, he’s 8 years old and very creative. He would probably draw some planets and a rocket ship!

  14. My 9 yo autistic daughter would love this! She is very artistic and loves to draw cats as, due to her autism, she believes she IS A cat lol bless her, she’d be thrilled with this x

  15. I would like to win this for my little girls 3rd birthday at the end of the month, she would spend all day drawing Peppa Pig, that is her favorite character.

  16. I think all 4 of my munchkins would have great fun with this 🙂 they all absolutely love anything arty & crafty. We would get a huge range of drawings from fairy’s to creating their own characters

  17. Would love this for my great niece Eva (having first played with it myself). Don’t think I’d be able to resist it!

  18. for my daughter tilly who is very artistic (ahem at 4 she thinks she is da vinci lol i think she may like to draw the family dog bertha the labrador she loves her!

  19. I would love to win this for my daughter Eloise, she loves to draw pictures of the family or a busy scene, maybe a Halloween picture or a party scene!

  20. I’d like to win one of these for my youngest daughter Juliet. My twins both had one when they were younger and I remember how impressed I was with them! Juliet loves to draw her family, at the moment we all look super scary for Halloween

  21. I’d love to win for both of my kids. My son would do doodles which he says are monsters and my daughter loves drawing mandala designs.

  22. My daughter and her partner would love to give this to their niece for Christmas. She loves arty things, and especially likes to draw flowers, houses and animals

  23. I’d be winning it for my 7 year old daughter who would use it to draw a portrait of her little sister as she’s her ‘best bud’, so sweet!

  24. I would love to win for my Granddaughter, who would probably draw fishes, she loves Finding Dory at the moment so would most likely draw Dory x

  25. my 7 year old daughter loves to draw, she draws all sorts of things, i think she would probably draw a rainbow or flowers or her pet guinea pig

  26. I’d love to win it for my daughters Alexa & Chloe to share. They would no doubt draw pictures of our family and flowers – their favourite things to draw x

  27. I think my 10 yo daughter would love this – and she’d draw all kinds of things, starting with her name, I’m sure 🙂

  28. I would love to win the Glow Art set for my nephew, I think that he would draw the wildlife that he sees in his garden 🙂

  29. I would love to win for my grand-daughter,she’s always drawing and her favourite thing to draw are animals,she’d love this x

  30. I think it’s a cool different medium to how the kids are used to drawing – and i know mine would draw a silly face!

  31. I’d like to win this for my budding artist daughter, Poppy. She loves to draw, especially pictures of our dog, Charlie P.

  32. My son , he would most deffo start by drawing computer game characters! Mario, Pokemon , sonic ! yup gaming obsessed !

  33. I would like to win one for my daughter. She spends a lot of time drawing all kinds of things, but especially fashion and clothes designs

  34. I’d love to win for my daughters. They’re both currently obsessed with drawing Halloween pictures – bats, spiders and pumpkins!

  35. It would be for my daughter, she loves drawing, she has folders and folders full of pictures as I have to keep them all. She loves drawing rainbows and her school friends

  36. I would LOVE to win this for our 6 year old son Ronan. His got a thing about drawing Roald Dahl characters at the moment…..im guessing The BFG would look fab with a glow!!!

  37. i’d like to win it for my daughter – she would love to draw people and clothes-she spends ages trying to design clothes and accessories on pretend model people and would have great fun with this i am sure.

  38. My daughter loves drawing, doodling and colouring. She would love one of these from Santa. Her favourite thing to draw at the moment is fairies, unicorns and palaces.

  39. I would love to do this with my son. He has developed a love of getting creative and I think he would really enjoy drawing a lovely little house.

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