TOOLBOX: Crayola Light-Up Tracing Pad Review

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My mom, who is especially good at finding useful things in unlikely places, brought me home a Crayola Light-Up Tracing Pad one day. Actually, typical of my mom, she bought 3! One for her, my grandma and me. Both her and my grandma are sewers, so she thought they would be useful in tracing pattern pieces. Boy, was she right! Who would have thought you could find such a handy tool in the toy section.

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What’s great about this light pad is that it’s small and portable. You can easily fit it into your bag along with your sketchbook. After showing it to my friend Tara, she picked one up to use during her calligraphy classes! The light is powered by three AA batteries and is nice and bright, making for easy tracing.

This has become one of my go-to tools for my illustration work and I love that I can sit with it on the couch, at a bar or in a cafe.

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UPDATE! Here is a video from Crayola showing off their Light-Up Tracing Pad. Watch to see it in action.

Note: I did not receive any kind of compensation for this product review. At Adventures In Making we love sharing information about our favorite tools and resources because we believe knowledge should be shared and that we can all learn from each other’s experiences.


    • says

      Hi Patricia,

      Yes, the tracing pad is very durable. I carry mine in my bag along with my sketchbook regularly and have never had a problem. The light is plenty bright for tracing, although doesn’t do as well when used in a bright room.

      Hope you found this post helpful. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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  1. Jo says

    Crazy how a product packaged with such gender stereotyping be a solid basic in the toolbox! (Arrived at your site via Mark Lipinski’s Blog)

    • says

      I agree it is marketed toward such a specific audience, it’s odd that it’s actually a really great tool for artists! Thanks for visiting Jo!