Cra-Z-Art 14608 Retro Magna Doodle
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The Vivitoy magnetic drawing board has four different colored areas on the 6.1 x 4.3-inch screen. This drawing area is surrounded by a wide, brightly colored frame that has rounded edges and corners. The sliding eraser is easy to move across the unit to clear the picture.
It was in 1974 that engineers from the Pilot Pen Corporation invented what they described as the ‘dustless chalkboard’. Sold by toy companies Tyco in the US and Fisher Price in the UK, the rights to this inventive little drawing board now rest with The Ohio Art Company, who also own the Etch-a-Sketch. These drawing boards are made of a plastic frame that contains a screen. The screen is a honeycomb, and each cell is filled with a paint-like substance in which tiny particles of iron are suspended. The toy was originally invented at Pilot Corporation, which registered "Magna Doodle" as a trademark in the U.S. in 1986, and has owned the underlying rights to the brand ever since. With so many neat drawing boards to consider, the first thing to think about is how you intend for your child to use it. If it's simply to let their imagination run wild, a straightforward, colorful model with a stylus and sliding eraser will keep them entertained. Besides extras (like magnets or stencils), the biggest difference you'll find between those is the size of the drawing pad itself. An 8 by 10-inch (the size of printer paper) display offers plenty of doodle space, but consider an even more compact one if you want extra portability. Dye is mixed in - This provides high contrast to the dark magnetic particles. white pigment - most effective (concentrations of 3 to 10 percent) and most commonly used colored pigments - in some Magna Doodles One of the best things about this magnetic drawing board is that it has an additional layer of plastic, making the underside smooth and more comfortable to use on the lap.
Because the Magna Doodle uses no ink or graphite, it is used by scuba divers as an underwater whiteboard when instructing students, and by divers who wish to pass short notes.   The Magna Doodle is not specifically designed to work underwater and many of its components can rust or otherwise deteriorate over time. It teaches your little one about shapes and the alphabet. The stamps in various shapes are magnetic making sure they won’t easily fall off even when shaken occasionally. The side of the board has etched alphabets they can easily recall. Given the length of its pen string, it would be appropriate even for left-handed children.Most of the boards on this list are already great for car rides or restaurant entertainment, but if you're looking for one in a smaller, more compact size this Wellchild magnetic drawing board with its 4 by 6 inches display is a fantastic option. And it even comes with its own adorable drawstring carrying bag! In addition, it boasts four-color drawing zones, an attached pen, and three magnetic stamps (with holders along the side). Made of BPA-free plastic with a sliding eraser, this is also one of the most affordable magnetic drawing boards you're likely to find.