10 Best Kids' Drawing Projectors For Easy Trace And Draw!

Georgia Stone
Dec 22, 2023 By Georgia Stone
Originally Published on Jul 05, 2021
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Getting kids involved in drawing and painting is a fun way to express their creativity and hone their artistic skills.

Thankfully, there are some useful devices to help them with their artwork. An art projector or writing board is a great way to support kids' burgeoning art skills whilst encouraging them to challenge themselves with different images and special effects.

Drawing stimulates the left and right hand sides of your child's brain, increasing their problem-solving ability and motor skills. Using tools to practice their creativity can help them perform better at school and keep them occupied at home for hours.

So, whether your child fancies themselves as a budding artist, or you'd just like something to help build their creative confidence,  we've rounded up the best kids' drawing projector and kids drawing board to help you find the one that is right for you.

For more artistic inspiration take a look at this list of the best easels for kids and this list of the best kids' stationery.

Kidadl's Top Pick

All the products on our list come highly recommended, however if you're short on time, here is our top children's drawing projector that is high-quality, supports kids' learning and and has lots of added extras.

1. Sketcher Projector, smART‍

Confidently trace and sketch drawings with Sketcher projector.

The smart Sketcher Projector allows kids to trace and sketch confidently with their pre-loaded ‘learn to draw’ pictures, or you can use their free app to load your own photos if you want to encourage kids to get experimental with painting.

It has lots of other activities like tracing, writing and learning to spell to keep small hands busy, making it a good choice for both young children and older ones keen to practice homework.

Main Features

  • Price: £67
  • Ages: 5 years and over
  • Pre-loaded ‘learn to draw’ pictures
  • Load your own photos with the free app
  • Easy to use buttons to move through steps
  • 50+ smart activities with interactive sounds and special effects

Best For Under-5s

2. Light Up Tracing Pad, Crayola‍

Crayola light up tracing pad for 5years old and below.

A bright surface and slim design makes this an easy-to-use, lightweight option for young artists to trace detailed pictures for colouring or painting. It even comes with tracing sheets for inspiration and the frame will hold any art project in place.

Main Features

  • Price: £21.94
  • Ages: 3 years and over
  • LED surface
  • No-slip frame holds paper in place
  • Includes: 1 tracing pad, 12 colored pencils, 1 tracing pencil, 6 content sheets and 10 blank sheets

Best For Under-10s

3. 2215 Lite-Brite Ultimate Classic, Basic Fun!‍

Brite Ultimate Classic kid's projector.

This kids' projector for drawing is a great option for getting creative without the need for paper and pencil.  Instead, the light-up pegs give a neon effect to whatever image your child creates. The Lite-Brite is also a useful tool to teach kids how to replicate their favourite shapes without worrying about rubbing out mistakes.

Main Features

  • Price: £19.99
  • Ages: 4 years and over
  • Fun design templates
  • Battery-powered LED lights
  • Can be used as a neon sign to decorate bedrooms
  • Helps develop hand-eye coordination and motor skills

Best For Tweens

4. LCD Writing Tablet 8.5inch Drawing Pad, Sunany‍

Create doodles out of this LCD writing tablet.

A great all-rounder, this tablet's tools for learning making it an ideal choice for the tween age-group. Use it for grammar, language learning and counting homework or just for some fun scribbling.

Like with pen and paper, kids can create thinner or thicker lines depending on how hard they push, and all mistakes can be erased with a single button.

Main Features

  • Price: £9.99
  • Ages: 4 years and over
  • Erase button
  • Eco-friendly
  • Safe and portable - made from durable plastic
  • Pressure-sensitive LED writing surface
  • No radiation or glare

Best For Family Holidays

5. Super Graph Drawing Station, John Adams‍

SuperGraph Drawing Station creates stunning art work.

The SuperGraph has a unique viewer that allows kids to copy any picture in the easel, bringing them a step closer to producing life-like artwork. It doesn’t require a power supply so is lightweight and portable, making it perfect for family holidays.

Main Features

  • Price: £19.99
  • Ages: 8 years and over
  • Patented optical viewer
  • Lightweight and portable
  • No batteries so you can take it anywhere
  • Great for working on landscapes and portraits

Best For Out And About

6. Scribble And Play LCD Writing Tablet + Stylus, Boogie Board ‍

Create and draw in this smart electronic notepad.

A small, easy to transport electronic notepad that keeps kids entertained with no need for crayons, markers or chalk. The reusable, portable surface doesn't require charging and is made to feel just like using paper and pen, making it a perfect companion in cars, planes and on the go.

Main Features

  • Price: £29.99
  • Ages: 3 years and over
  • Colourburst display technology
  • Grip case for small hands
  • Replaceable coin-cell battery lasts 5 years
  • 4 texture/writing tools
  • Durable design

Best For No-Mess

7. LCD Writing Tablet 15 Inch, Flovesky‍

15 Inch Colorful Screen Digital eWriter tablet.

Let kids express their imagination whilst they scribble and draw on this paperless board. With no need for paper or pens, getting creative with this tablet will also leave your furniture and walls mark-free.

Perfect for home-schooling or for use on the move, the handy erase feature means everything they draw can easily be erased to start over again, making this an eco-friendly option too.

Main Features

  • Price: £24.99
  • Ages: 2 years and over
  • Eco-friendly, saving up to 50,000 sheets of paper
  • Encourages child development
  • 15-inch board
  • No mess
  • Smooth and realistic - like writing on paper
  • Erase button - great for children using the tablet to help with speech difficulties

Best For Different Colours

8. R3-BLK Drawing Board Black, Glow Art‍

36 multi-colour LED lighting effects drawing board.

Light screens are a brilliant way to build up kids confidence with tracing, allowing them to practice imitating their favourite artist before they do it by themselves. This Glow Art board is great for bringing tracing to life with light and colour settings that animate your child’s works of art.

Main Features

  • Price: £23.59
  • Ages: 4 years and over
  • 36 different LED light and color settings
  • Trace and colour shapes and drawings
  • Practice homework
  • Use lit-up artwork as a personalised night-lamp

Best For Light Effects

9. Ultimate Light Board, Crayola‍

Light Up Drawing Tablet with 6 mini washable gel markers.
If you're looking for a screen with some fancy light features, look no further. This Crayola board comes with wipe clean gel markers that make designs glow-in-the-dark when you switch on the frame's LED lights, whilst its removable panel makes tracing simple and satisfying. With this board, kids can add a whole new dimension to their artworks.

Main Features

  • Price: £30.58
  • Ages: 6 years and over
  • Removable panel for easy-tracing
  • Three different light effects
  • Six mini wipe clean gel FX markers in assorted colors
  • Built-in marker storage
  • Non-toxic

Best For Families On A Budget

10. Cars 3 Tracing Drawing Projector, Disney‍

Budget friendly Disney cars projector for kids.

The Disney projector is perfect for kids with a passion for films. It's a simple projector that still allows them to practice fine-tuning their favourite Cars characters as they trace and draw. Why not get kids to try painting their favourite character once they have drawn it? The colourful options are sure to get their imaginations racing (sorry!).

Main Features

  • Price: £8.85
  • Ages: 3 years and over
  • 14 image slides to choose from
  • Makes tracing easy

Kidadl Best Buys selects the top parent-recommended products across the web for families of all ages. If you liked our suggestions for drawing projector for kids, then why not take a look at these baby musical instruments for your mini-maestros, or check out these science kits to make your child's learning fun.

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Written by Georgia Stone

Bachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

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Georgia StoneBachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

Georgia is an experienced Content Manager with a degree in French and Film Studies from King's College London and Bachelors degree from Université Paris-Sorbonne. Her passion for exploring the world and experiencing different cultures was sparked during her childhood in Switzerland and her year abroad in Paris. In her spare time, Georgia enjoys using London's excellent travel connections to explore further afield.

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