Turn off the lights and watch your artwork glow, with the Crayola Glow Explosion Spin Magic set. This art kit is designed for kids ages 6 and up and features two options for coloring and displaying glow-in-the-dark art. Once kids color and activate their science-themed creations, they can clip or slide the shapes onto the battery-powered base, flip the switch on, and watch their creations spin and glow in the dark.
Two Creative Ways to Glow
The Glow Explosion Spin Magic is really two projects in one, with a mobile option and a shadow-scene option to choose from. Whether you choose the mobile method or the shadow-scene option, both look wonderful when completed. With the mobile, kids color white pop-out shapes and clip them to the base unit using flexible, adjustable clips. These shapes then spin around like a mobile.
To create a shadow scene, kids color a background sheet and wrap it around the mobile base, sliding the sheet into the base's holders. Next, kids tuck black pop-out shapes into the background's special slits, forming a shadow scene that glows and spins slowly.
Construct the Spin Magic Together
Color & Activate!
Construct & Spin!
Though the instructions are easy to follow, certain aspects of this kit make it well suited for parents and child to complete together. Our testers found the Glow Explosion markers require strong force to color effectively, so young children may require adult assistance. But once colored, the fun shapes are ready for the Glow Explosion Activator marker.
The Glow Explosion Activator marker applies a nontoxic coating that glows in the dark. The glow effect lasts for four hours and is most vivid in absolute darkness. Although the Spin Magic creates a short-term art display, the finished project can still provide children with a strong sense of accomplishment.
Art and Science Spin to Life
Not only does the Crayola Glow Explosion Spin Magic set make for a fun project, but it also offers educational opportunities. The pop-out shapes are thematic, including transportation, dinosaur, and space themes. Parents can help increase a child's interest and vocabulary by exploring how the objects within a theme are related. This kit also offers the opportunity to discuss the science of phosphorescence (why things glow).
What's in the Box
Crayola Glow Explosion Spin Magic base, four Glow Explosion markers, one Glow Activation marker, six flexi-clips , one blotter card, four Glow Explosion Sheets with pop and clip figures, five pop-out shadow scenes, and instructions.
Colorful creations that glow and spin! Glow Explosion is even more amazing in motion! Perforated shapes and shadow sheets combine for awesome silhouette/glow effects! Includes 10 Glow Sheets, 4 Shadow Sheets, battery operated Spin Stand, 5 Glow Explosion Markers and 1 Activator Marker.From its earliest beginnings, Crayola has been a color They came into being when cousins Edwin Binney and C. Harold Smith took over Edwin's father's pigment business in 1885. More than 120 years later, color - along with creativity, learning and most of all, fun - is the hallmark of the Crayola company.