Caitlin loved the RDM Glow Crazy Neon Light Up Glow Board (£24.99 + £4.99 P&P) which, although a little pricey, certainly kept her entertained. Sometimes it's the simplest ideas which are the best.
The product is a simple light up board which you decorate with the 2 neon pens supplied (1 colour at each end so 4 colours - purple, orange, pink and yellow).
It is lit by 3 AAA batteries (not supplied) and you will need a screwdriver to open the battery compartment at the back of the board.
|The board can be attached to a window|
There are suckers on the back to allow you to attach the board to, say, a window and it also has a little kickstand which allows it to stand up on a table.
And it's easily cleaned with just a little water on a damp cloth, although you do have to take care to clean the water marks off. As you can see here the board still needs an extra clean!
|Standing upright on a table|
We also tested some brilliant markers from Fibracolor which allow you to create a variety of different effects - these are not your usual colouring pens. They're good value too at £14.99 for all of the 40 markers described below.
Here's what we tested.
Fibracolor Magic Markers
|Fibracolor Magic Markers|
|The marker changes the brown to green in this example|
The Husband also contributed this beautifully drawn boat where you can see the magic marker has changed from orange to yellow. (Yes, the whole Hobbis family is becoming slightly craft / art obsessed).
Fibracolor Videoliner Markers
This set contains 10 pens, 5 with a base colour and 5 with a brilliant neon colour which allow you to add a neon 'pop' to your drawings. The nib is shaped so that you can write with a fine or a bold stroke.
Fibracolor Erasable Markers
This set contains 9 coloured pens and 1 white pen which allows you to erase the colour by simply colouring over it.
Fibracolor Zig Zag Markers
Lastly we tested the Fibracolor Zig Zag markers which have a nifty nib that allows you to draw
a double or even a triple line in one swipe.
You can find out more at www.idealworld.tv. Happy colouring!