The Crayola Glow Sand Ball is something I purchased on a whim while stocking up on stuff to keep Jack (ok, and me) entertained over summer break. The package wasn’t particularly enticing, but for $1.99 at Tuesday Morning, I decided to take a chance. It came with three color packs, so at less than $1 per use, I figured it was better than buying Jack a couple of lottery scratch off tickets.
Plus, they retail for $14.99 on Crayola’s site, so yay me! I’m thrifty!
Basically, you just pour a packet of the included “glow sand” and glow sand “activator” into the ball using a little enclosed funnel and then off you go to enjoy “up to 4 hours” of fun, preferably during “outdoor, evening use only.”
The disclaimer regarding the mixing of glow sand ball ingredients made me think of this old SNL commerical for Happy Fun Ball:
Once we got everything mixed up, the ball did indeed glow in the dark. We soon discovered, as you might expect with a 7 year old boy, that it was way more cool to pour out the contents than simply play catch with the glowing orb.
So, despite the West Nile Virus I am surely carrying from all of the mosquito bites endured at dusk in the south, this was a pretty cool toy. Bonus points for the funnel and added excitement of pressurized packets to open and mix for the budding scientist Jack.