What is about kids and tents? Whether it be two dining room chairs and a blanket, bunk beds and a sheet or a simple pop up tent, tents become a secret layer that captures the attention of children of any age, for hours and hours. They become secret layers, hide outs and spaceships that are sure to entertain and spark imagination on boring days.
GLOW CRAZY Doodle Dome™
RP toys understood a child’s love for tents and took it one step further by creating the GLOW CRAZY Doodle Dome™. The Glow crazy Doodle dome is a portable, black, pop up tent. With a special light pen kids can draw, write and play games on the dome’s special inner glow walls, personalizing the space to match their imagination. You know longer have to wait until the sun has set to create a glowing experience. The Glow crazy Doodle Dome is created in such a way that you can create glowing pictures day or night.
The Glow Crazy Doodle Dome comes with:
- 1 tent
- 1 Special light pen (requires 2x AAA)
- 1 carrying case
- 4 stencils
My kids were so excited when this product arrived. Within minutes, the tent was set up and they were writing secret messages to one another. The tent is the perfect size for one or two children to sit in it comfortably. When you shut the flap it is completely back, creating the ideal surface for glowing artwork. After installing the batteries into the glow pen, the kids attempted to draw on the walls of the tent. We discovered that you are only able to draw on the special, while glow screen. The closer you place the pen to the screen, the more vivid the glowing light appears. If you make a mistake, you only have to wait a few moments for the glow art to fade and you can begin again! The stencils were easy to use and created professional looking designs.
I love the compact and easy to travel with nature of this product. With two flips of the wrist, you can change the 3 foot high tent into a 1 foot round, flat disk for storage. It was very easy for me to pack up, however the kids found it complex and were not able to figure it out the twisting action to successfully fold it up. The tent, itself, is durable and was it withstand the monkey business of a 7 and 5 year old boy without ripping. It is very well made and the stitching is very secure. The addition of the vent holes located at the top of the tent provide adequate circulation to keep the temperature comfortable inside the tent and to reassure Mom that the kids were getting sufficient breathing air. It is recommended for children ages 5 and up, but DD2 loved hiding in the tent and watching her brother draw! She even attempted drawing her own picture a time or two with success as well.
Overall, my kids loved the GLOW CRAZY Doodle Dome™ and have spent many hours creating adventures and playing games in their tent! This is would make a great Christmas present of any young artist on your holiday shopping list!
GLOW CRAZY Doodle Dome™ retails for CAD $30-$35 and be purchased at London Drugs, Canadian Tire and Sears.