Monday, February 2, 2015

Glowing Pinhole Camera {GlowChalk Product Review}

Back at the end of December, we received some really fun bright markers to try out in exchange for our honest opinion about the product in a review here on the blog. I had photos for my product review all set, but with the computer crash for the first weeks of January, the images were lost. 

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.



These Glow Chalk markers are fluorescent wet erase markers, perfect for black marker boards, advertising boards, windows and other glass (mirrors included), and ceramics (as well as all other non-porous surfaces). They have a chisel tip for easy writing. These liquid chalk markers remind us of what restaurants and other retailers use for their daily specials boards. You know, the sandwich boards on the sidewalks that are bright and colorful, often for coffee shops and bistros. Well, these markers are so much fun to use! 

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?

Disclosure: We received a product in exchange for an honest review. No other monetary compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) 10 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.



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31 comments :

Van said...

I've always wanted to try one of those. That's AMAZING!

Katie Crafts said...

This is super cool! And adorable that your youngest decorated it :)

Spaceships said...

I have not, but I am sure interested in them now.

Raquel Busa said...

Very cool Project! I wish I did this when I was little. :)

Raquel
www.raquelmanuela.com

Elephant's Child said...

The glowchalk looks great - and I love your daughters' work. Both the decoration and the photos.

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

My daughter would love using these!

Sandy Klocinski said...

These pens look like lots of fun for marking on windows, ceramics, etc. Thank goodness for easy cleanup to accompany long lasting markers. I am constantly trying new products and trying to find the best and most reliable

Natalia Khon said...

Fluorescent markers sound like fun! I will keep them in my mind for when my son is a bit older.

Integrated Learning Strategies said...

That is so cute and what a clever idea! I love that it is also glow in the dark. How fun! I'll have to try that out with the kids that come to our center.

An Na from Anna, Indeed said...

awww, so cute! I love pinhole cameras and remember making them as a kid! I still have the photos I took~ It was definitely a fun and memorable experience :)

Britni Vigil said...

Aww, this looks so adorable!

MommyonDemand said...

How fun! I need to get some of these!

Rebecca Brosemer said...

What a fun project!! I can think of so many uses for these markers...and a 5 year old that would love them!

La Vie En May said...

So cute! Haven't heard of Glow Chalk markers, but they sound like a bunch of fun!

Carisa said...

Those look like fun markers!!

Melissa said...

Super creative and science-y! Super cool pics (though for the longest time I was puzzling then finally saw there was a watermark...not part of the neon markings! HA!)

Michelle Nahom said...

They look like fun! I bet my niece and nephews would love them!

Megan Ciechanowski said...

This great. I'll have to buy them for my Goddaughter.

Britney Mills said...

So fun! I love that they have glow in the dark chalk markers! Makes it so fun!

Debra Hawkins said...

This is so much fun! My daughter would love it!

Jillian@FoodFolksandFun said...

Sounds like a fun product!

Emily Thompson said...

both the camera and those markers look awesome! how fun for this project... i love the bright colors..

Aimee @ Like Mother Like Daughter said...

This looks like so much fun! I'm sure kids love it!

Shauna Smart said...

What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing :) I'll have to try this for my kids.

Debi Wayland said...

This is great! I have some of those wet chalk markers that I use for my calendar chalk board on the wall. I could use some bright colors like this!

Yvonne [Tried and Tasty] said...

That looks neat, and like a lot of fun!

Suzie Jackson said...

That is so fun!!! Great review.

Stacie Branson said...

Wow, those markers look pretty fun, but the pinhole she made was super cool! Nice job! #productreviewparty

Victoria Osborn said...

My kids would love those!

Victoria said...

This is my first time hearing of this. However, I think my boys would love it. #ProductReviewParty

Louida Martin said...

My daughters would love these to use for their school projects and anytime. I need to check these out. Thanks Kim! #ProductReviewParty