However, soon after school began, my daughter had a really fun project to work on - creating her own pinhole camera for photography class. Being that her pinhole camera was all black, she wanted to use our new Glow Chalk markers to decorate it! So now we've got fun, new photos to share with you for this product review, and we're excited about it.
Here's my daughter's pinhole camera before being decorated. All sides were plain black.
And now let's take a look at the decoration process (she enlisted the help of Baby Girl, so the finished product also has a preschooler art flare to it).
The girls added some Hello Kitty duct tape as a border. My older daughter was trying to teach my younger daughter how to draw the shapes she wanted.
There's a sun and a snowflake as part of the decorative drawings.
The Disney movie Frozen is always on the mind in this house.
The girls were excited to use these markers for this project. It was their first time using them. Previously, I had used the markers on a mirror to wish everyone a "Merry Christmas," and I only used two of the eight colors.
For first time use, you have to shake very well and hold the marker in a vertical position, pressing the tip of the marker down slightly to release pressure. Then you shake the marker well, with the cap on. After shaking, you remove the cap and then press the tip of the marker down on a scrap piece of paper until the ink starts flowing. We found this could take a bit of time, so I highly recommend that - if you're doing a project with kids - do all of this prep work before-hand so that all markers are ready for use. If your kids are anything like mine, they can get impatient real quick, especially when they're so excited about something and can't wait! Also, these markers are not intended for smaller children, so adult supervision is something I also recommend.
Overall, these markers are great. They're really fun to use for the holidays. I decorated a couple of mirrors and our window near the front door with holiday greetings. We plan on using the red and pink Glow Chalk markers for upcoming Valentine's Day wishes on the window too. The package of eight includes a terrific variety of color. These markers would also be great to use for the car windows for newlyweds, or to show team spirit for school athletic events and away games. We even have black card stock that I'm sure the kids would LOVE to make some fun drawings with using this Glow Chalk.
I hope that Glow Chalk will also soon offer a fine tip option. As I mentioned above, these markers would be great for use on black card stock. I think it would be fun to create handmade greeting cards using these markers, and a fine tip point would be helpful.
I'll leave you with my daughter's first negative and positive prints taken with her pinhole camera.
She loves how her pinhole camera turned out. If we had a black light, we would test it out and see how the decoration looks under the black light. I'm sure it looks awesome! The neon look of her pinhole camera is completely unique compared to all the others in her class. She has a Glowing Pinhole Camera. =0)
So, if you're interested in learning more about Glow Chalk markers, just CLICK HERE.
Have you ever seen fluorescent liquid chalk markers and wanted to try them out?
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