Welcome to KIWIreviews - product reviews
•  click here to return to the homepage  •
Welcome visitor.Join us or log in

Product reviews on kiwireviews.nz : Wednesday 24th July 2024 - 15:41:29

QuickSearch for:    What is QuickSearch?
QuickJump to:    What is QuickJump?
logon name: p/w:  

I want to:

You Are Here...

Home > Categories > Arts and Crafts > Child's Play > Sketcher Projector Jnr review

« Geronimo Stilton #57: The Stinky Cheese Vacation reviewGeronimo Stilton #57: The Stinky Cheese VacationCrazy kiwi tops and tails reviewCrazy kiwi tops and tails »

Score: 8.8/10  [3 reviews]
3 out of 5
ProdID: 5466 - Sketcher Projector Jnr
Brand: Crayola

Sketcher Projector Jnr
Sample/s Supplied by:
Click to search for all products supplied by FW Cave Ltd

Disclosure StatementFULL DISCLOSURE: A number of units of this product have, at some time, been provided to KIWIreviews by FW Cave Ltd or their agents for the sole purposes of unbiased, independent reviews. No fee was requested, offered nor accepted by KIWIreviews or the reviewers themselves - these are genuine, unpaid consumer reviews.
July 2014

Sketcher Projector Jnr product reviews

Create big art and display it anywhere with this portable, mini projector! The compact design makes it easy to take with you - draw, trace, play games or create huge signs to protect on walls or ceiling.

This package contains one projector that shows drawings up to ten times their original size, three washable markers in bold colours and three reusable drawing discs.

Takes three AAA batteries (not included).

Check out FW Cave Ltd onlineClick here to see all the listings for FW Cave Ltd They do not have a public website They do not have a Twitter account They do not have a Facebook page They do not have a YouTube Channel They do not have a Pinterest board They do not have an Instagram channel They do not have a TikTok channel

arts and crafts   crayola   projector   spotlight
Other listings you may be interested in:
Crayola Mini Light DesignerCrayola Mini Light Designer
Rating: 6.7
Scrapbooking Memories 5000 Piece KitScrapbooking Memories 5000 Piece Kit
Rating: 6.5
Twistables - No Caps MarkersTwistables - No Caps Markers
Rating: 9.4
3d Sidewalk Chalk3d Sidewalk Chalk
Rating: 9.8
Mini Capsters JewelryMini Capsters Jewelry
Rating: 7.9
Klutz- Paper Flying DragonsKlutz- Paper Flying Dragons
Rating: 9.9
Window MarkersWindow Markers
Rating: 9.0
TMNT Giant Coloring PagesTMNT Giant Coloring Pages
Rating: 10.0
Crayola Creations - Velvet DecalsCrayola Creations - Velvet Decals
Rating: 5.6
Klutz - Watercolor CrushKlutz - Watercolor Crush
Rating: 10.0
Fairy Garden PlaysetFairy Garden Playset
Rating: 9.5
Sew Your Own Fluffy Llama PillowSew Your Own Fluffy Llama Pillow
Rating: 10.0

Product reviews...

Everyone is welcome to post a review. You will need to Join up or log in to post yours.

Click here to read the profile of shellcruise

Review by: shellcruise (Shelley)
Dated: 1st of June, 2014

Link to this review Report this review


This Review: 8.8/10
Score 8 out of 10
Age Appropriate:
Score 8 out of 10
Ease of Use:
Score 10 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 9 out of 10

My first thought upon opening the box was how flimsy it felt. The projector legs felt very flakey, and my worst fears were realised within five minutes - my two year old had snapped the leg off - luckily it clicked straight back on. My second thought was wow how cool would this be in a game of spotlight - looks like a big search and rescue light off a ship. I then realised that you needed 3AAA batteries and unfortunately did not have any so had to put it away.

The next day both girls reminded me I needed to make a very important purchase. That night both girls were so excited when I told them after brushing their teeth they were going to play with it. The on/off button is easy to find just sitting at the top. At first I could not find the drawing discs but eventually located stuck to the inside of the middle of the the box. They are so see through I lost one pretty much straight away and took a while looking for it.

My first attempt at drawing was not very successful. Through a lot of trial and error we learnt that you need to draw big and firm. It was not great on the ceiling and instead found using on the front door was the best place. Although, you had to be up really close was not fantastic from a great distance. The girls are loving this - every night is a race to see who can get ready for bed the fastest because they they have the choice of what pen they wish to use first. My eldest tries to design stuff where my baby scribbles to her hearts content and is so excited when she gets to place in the projector and see her art on display.

This really is simple to use. Draw and place in projector. The girls do not mind the quality of the projection as long as they can see it they are both happy. Cleaning the disc is so easy - just use some tissue with water and then dry and your ready to go again. You can adjust the projector to make it either large or small but find it just blurs it so easier to move backwards and forwards yourself.

I noted that its recommended for over 6 years of age I am not sure how much they would get out of it as the quality is not the best, but for my young ones its fantastic and they are loving it.

Click here to read the profile of samantha203

Review by: samantha203 (Samantha)
Dated: 1st of June, 2014

Link to this review Report this review


This Review: 8.8/10
Score 8 out of 10
Age Appropriate:
Score 9 out of 10
Ease of Use:
Score 9 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 9 out of 10

I was excited to try out a new product from Crayola we have been using crayola products for years and have always had lots of fun with all the different products. My 12 year old and 2 year old were both excited to try this out straight away I don't know what it is with kids and torches but they always seem to create a lot of excitement. This was no exception we have had a torch with projector disks before but with this you got to create your own images to project so that was even better.

There are 3 clear discs in total for creating your image and you can layer and have all three discs in the projector at once so you can create different effects. My kids took a disc each to start with, master 2 scribbled away and was quite happy while Miss 12 and I tried doing something a bit more intricate, this was actually quite hard as the discs are so small and the pens are so chunky. It would of been cool if the pens were a real fine point for older children to be able to do finer details as we found we couldn't do anywhere near the amount of detail shown on the box.

I also noted it said for ages 6 and up so children of this age would be more than able to use finer point pens and want to do more detailed images. I thought the 6 year age was quite a good guide age but my 2 year old got plenty of fun out of it he just needed to be supervised and his big sister was more than willing to help with this. One reason he needed to be supervised was he kept pulling the tripod arms of but luckily they snapped straight back on. The other reason was the discs are small and transparent so you drop them on the floor and you have a challenge finding them again!

For this reason I thought it might be a good idea to have a white border around the clear disc to make them easier to retrieve if you dropped them. The other thing I noted was that if you tilted to far when trying to move your images across the ceiling the discs fell out quite easily as they are quite thin and the slot is large so they are a very loose fit some sort of plastic locking system would be quite handy so once they are in they are locked in place until you are ready to change the disc again.

We played around with different pictures and used all the different colours, trying different walls and ceilings to project the images. We have a nice flat white ceiling in the lounge so this worked the best as on the slanted ceilings in the bedroom it was a bit more of a challenge as the images became elongated and out of shape. One thing we found was the blue pen worked the best and provided the most clear images whereas the orange pen images easily became fuzzy when you moved the distance to make the image larger. The closer you have the image to the ceiling the clearer the image is, so the kids played around with this to work out the best level.

My 2 year old has also been enjoying just using it as a torch, for this it is also great as it is very lightweight and child friendly with the big easy to find on/off switch. He has been enjoying taking it to bed and shining light about. We even had a game of shadow animals on the ceiling with our hands which was such a laugh so thanks to crayola, KIWIreviews and the tram at cave for giving us something the whole family has found some enjoyment in. I wouldn't say it is the perfect toy but it is pretty darn cool and my kids where impressed which is where the joy lies.

Click here to read the profile of jopukeko

Review by: jopukeko (Jo)
Dated: 1st of June, 2014

Link to this review Report this review


This Review: 9.0/10
Score 8 out of 10
Age Appropriate:
Score 10 out of 10
Ease of Use:
Score 10 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 8 out of 10

When I saw the Crayola Projection Jr. I knew it would be a hit with my kids (5.5 and 4 year old girls). They have a thing for torches and being able to make pictures with your torch would be so cool. I always wanted a bat signal torch when I was a child so now was my chance to create one. The teacher in me thought of all the wonderful things we could do with it. Miss 4 could identify the letters, numbers or shapes I had drawn. Miss 5.5 could use it for some much needed handwriting practice, after forming the letter five times correctly on paper and then she could write on the projection disc.

As I predicted this product was very popular and the children willingly played the games I created with them. In fact it was so popular I had to make more discs from aceate as the three provided were constantly getting miss-placed and were like searching for giant contact lenses (not an east task). Also the discs were cleaned with a damp paper towel but needed to be dried before reusing.

The other issue we had due to the popularity was they always wanted to play with it. The girls had lessons in sharing . I also learnt to check where the projector was before they went to bed each night otherwise there would be very tired children the next day. I was grateful we received our projector in winter as it is best on a dark evening so for our children it won't get much use during the long summer days.

We found the discs very easy to draw on both with the three markers provided and other dry erase markers we had around the house. Once I had raided the remote controls and installed the batteries it was very easy for the children to operate. The on/off button is very sensitive and I turned it on a few times when packing it away in the box. The projection wasn't very clear but this didn't stop the children's enjoyment. We tried projecting in onto the ceiling and walls but found our chocolate coloured curtains worked the best.

I would consider picking one of these up on special as a gift so I am sure any child from 4 through to 10 would get hours of enjoyment from it but be warned the children like to turn off the lights (which is annoying while you are trying to get chores done) so they came see their creations.

Random listing from 'Arts and Crafts'...

Score: 8.9
Product reviews for listing 1760: Tadoodles : B.U.V.
Brand: Crayola

Product image for Tadoodles : B.U.V.Zooming creativity! The Tadoodles First Marks B.U.V. gives toddlers a way to store, carry, and play with their Tadoodles washable First Marks. As they move their colourful friends in and out of the B.U.V. and zoom the vehicle around, toddlers develop thinking and physical skills.

First Marks are the right size and shape for a child's first palm grasp to help in developing gross to fine motor skills. ... more...

Go to the listing

General Disclaimer...

Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Checker - Do not copy content from this page. Creative Commons Licence All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
KIWIreviews is an independent entity, part of the Knock Out News Group. This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of kiwireviews.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, on the premise that they have been submitted as the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.

"Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind."
George Orwell (1903 - 1950)