Light tables for kids are the best! When I was kid I loved taping pictures to the windows then placing a blank piece of paper over top, to trace. Then after tracing it once I’d try to draw it from memory…after a while I got pretty good at drawing things from memory. So, I’ve always felt that before you can draw anything from memory you first have to practice. When you get older using a light table isn’t as necessary, but for younger kids…it’s perfect!
I mentioned in a previous post that we have two light tables for our kids. It works out nice, because we have two kids old enough to use them…so they don’t fight over them. One is a Light Tracer from Artograph, the other came with an art kit (the art kit was fun but the kids have gotten way more use out of the light table).
The Light Tracer is great for home projects.
It’s a good size, and very bright. It also plugs into the wall and has a nice base which is angled toward the user.
The Art Labs light table is great for trips.
It’s battery powered, and smaller. It’s also not as bright, which you might think is a bad thing, but it’s perfect to take with you on those long road trips. It’s a great size for little kid laps, and the brightness doesn’t interfere with driving at night.
You can see how the Light Tracer is angled in these lower pictures.
Even though the Art Labs (Amazon has it labeled Smart Labs, but I’m pretty sure the label on the product says Art Labs) light table looks a lot dimmer, it’s still plenty bright enough to trace during the daytime.
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