Magic Trace – Light to Draw – Barbie and Friends with the magic pen | Source: WeCool Toys/the Toy Insider

Get ready to be surprised in a magical way.

WeCool Toys’ new Magic Trace – Light to Draw – Barbie and Friends provides a unique way for kids to practice their drawing skills and relax with some coloring fun. The set features 16 pages that seem blank, but when the “magic” pen shines on them, an outline is revealed.

Kids trace the outline to reveal a picture that they can then color in. The set includes the super-special glow pen and five double-sided markers, each with both fine and thick tips. Tracing the outline might seem daunting at first, but it’s easy once kids get the hang of it and they will feel great when they create an entire drawing mostly by themselves.

A side by side of the paper how it looks with the glow pen shining on it and how it looks normally. | Source: the Toy Insider

The magic in the glow pen comes from an adjustable UV light. While it does work in a brightly lit room, it works better when the sun is hidden behind some clouds, or in a cozy corner of the house. That makes it a great rainy day activity (or snowy day as we head into that season). It also means that kids can have something fun to do on car rides, provided it’s not too bumpy of a ride. If they don’t have a clipboard or something to go behind the paper while they work, that’s OK! The set comes with a piece of cardboard that can make a sturdy stand for supported drawing.

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It’s a relaxing activity to unwind and trace some pretty pictures. There are a total of 16 pages, each featuring something Barbie-inspired and full of positive energy. Kids can trace the drawings to perfection and then add in their own spin by coloring it however they want to.

It’s Barbie’s world and we’re just living in it. The Magic Trace draws inspiration from the icon and helps kids create something worth putting on the fridge.

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Nicole Savas

Nicole Savas

As a kid, Nicole either wanted to be a professional toy player-wither or a writer. Somehow, as social media editor for The Toy Insider, The Toy Book, and The Pop Insider, she’s found a career as both. She's grateful to work somewhere that she can fully embrace both her love of teddy bears and her admiration for the Oxford comma. When she's not playing with toys at work, she's playing with her baby girl at home.