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Magic Pad is a creative toy for kids that's similar to the old Etch A Sketch, whatever you draw will light up on the screen. Each compact, portable pad comes with three double-sided neon pens, 30 stencils, a case for storage or travel, and a fun guide that'll help you figure out what to draw (or write). You'll be able to reuse this pad hundreds or even thousands of times, as it'll simply wipe clean when you want it to be blank again.

Total Cost Breakdown

The cost of Magic Pad is $19.99 plus $5.99 shipping. The special TV offer allows you to receive a second Magic Pad at the discounted price of only $5.99 for a total price of $31.97.

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How to Use (Step by Step)

  1. Add Batteries and Power it up

    Once there are batteries in your Magic Pad (which you'll need to provide), follow the instructions in your guide in order to turn it on.

  2. Start Drawing or Writing

    After your pad has been turned on, you can pick up any of the included neon markers and start writing or drawing anything you'd like with either end of the pen. Since three double-sided markers come with each pad, you'll have six colors to draw with in total, and you can switch colors at any time.

  3. Apply Effects (optional)

    When you're done drawing a picture or writing, you can then make your work blink, scramble the colors or apply any of the other six cool effects that are available. To do so, all you'll need to do is push the gray button located on the edge of your pad one to eight times.

  4. Wipe Clean to Reuse

    If you want to reuse your pad to make a new drawing or write something different, wipe it clean with a dry cloth to turn it back into a blank canvas. You can also wipe just part of the screen clean if you want to preserve part of your project.

How It Works

Color burst LED lights and Illumi-Screen Science work together within each Magic Pad to make each pad light up like it does. Due to the workings within, each time you make a stroke with one of the included neon pens, the LED lights will cause that stroke to light up, during the day or at night. When you wipe your pad clean, any illuminated shapes or lines made with the pens will disappear, as wiping the screen will dull the effects of the technology.


  • 30 Stencils Included

    To help you have as much fun as you possibly can with your Magic Pad, 30 stencils are included with each one. These include pictures of animals, numbers to help you with your math skills, and templates for games you can play on your pad. You'll be able to insert any stencil by sliding it through the top of your pad with the stencil side facing up.

  • Portable

    Each of these drawing pads is portable and may entertain you for hours if you're a passenger in a vehicle. These pads are fairly lightweight, but you won't have to carry yours in your hands since each comes with a fabric bag with a drawstring. Besides using this bag while you're on a trip, you can also use it as a storage bag for your pad while you're at home.

  • Led Lights

    The lights within each Magic Pad are LED lights, so they'll be more likely to last a long time than lights of another type. Even if you use your pad on a daily basis, the lights within may take years to burn out.

  • Comes With Fun Guide

    If you're not sure where to start when you turn on this drawing pad, you'll probably find the included fun guide incredibly helpful. Within it, you'll find lots of ideas when it comes to what you should draw or write on your pad, along with instructions for fun games you can use the pad to play.

Positive Points

  • Doubles as Night Light

    Those users who don't like to sleep in complete darkness, but don't want to waste electricity or keep themselves awake by turning on a large light, can use their pad as a night-light. One of these pads will give you just enough light to see if necessary, but not enough to keep you or others in the room from falling asleep.

  • Play Alone or With Friends

    While the Magic Pad is a great toy to spend a few hours alone with, as drawing and writing tend to be independent activities, you can use your pad with friends, too. Not only does it make a great tic-tac-toe or Hangman board, you and your pals can also write cool glow-in-the-dark messages to each other on the pad.

  • Makes no Mess

    Other drawing mediums, especially paint, can make a mess of you and the area around you—a mess that could take hours for you and your friends or family members to clean up. Fortunately, your Magic Pad won't make any mess at all. The included neon pens don't work on anything besides the pad, so they won't leave stains on your skin, furniture, or clothes, and the pad itself can be wiped clean in seconds.

  • Can be Educational Tool

    Parents will be pleased to find out that these drawing pads aren't just something to have fun with. If a child needs to work on their math, spelling or reading skills, they can use their pad to do so. While this might not be as fun as drawing whatever one wants with the pad, it'll probably end up being more fun than doing homework with a pencil and paper.

Negative Points

  • Must Use Specific Markers

    You can't use ordinary crayons, markers, pencils or pens on one of these drawing pads. Instead, you'll only be able to use the six neon pens that come with each one. Therefore, if you happen to lose those, you won't be able to use your pad for drawing or writing any longer. To replace your pens, you may have to obtain an entire new pad.

  • Limited Border Choices

    People who desire a Magic Pad can obtain one with a red border or one with a blue border, but you can't actually make this choice yourself. If you request two Magic Pads, you'll get one with a red border and one with a blue, but if you just want one pad, your border color will be a surprise. If a child happens to hate the color red or the color blue, they may be disappointed with what they get.

Save Money

If you're a parent with one or more children who like to draw, you may find yourself replacing empty packages of paper and used-up drawing utensils almost constantly. However, if you get each child a Magic Pad, you'll hardly ever have to replace anything, as the pad and included pens can be used again and again without showing their age. Your 50th drawing will likely look just as attractive, or even more so, in comparison to your first.

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Do not buy Magic Pad online before searching Amazon.
- Alternatives or the same items are always available and sometimes at lower prices.

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Patricia Parlerler - (Bridgeport, CT)
Posted: 21 Aug 2018
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Magic Pad

I ordered an Magic Pad on August 8 how long does it take to get here?

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Posted: 23 Aug 2018

I ordered mine on June 6th. It STILL has not even SHIPPED.Today is Aug 23rd. They have sent emails promising me no later than Aug 6th, but now they are saying they can not guarantee a date because they are so backed up on orders. I ended cancelling calling today for another update & cancelled my order. Terrible way to run a business. Good luck to you though!

Vanessa J - (Birmingham, AL)
Posted: 04 Aug 2018
I Regret Buying it!

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It is disappointing that the customer service and shipping issues are standing in the way of people being able to purchase AND receive what seems to be a fabulous product! I'll just wait until they show up in the "ASOTV" section of Walmart. Oh, and you might want to include in your promotional information what size/type of batteries are needed for use.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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Vanessa J
Posted: 04 Aug 2018

I can see why the shipping issue is such a problem! My original comment shows that I'm from Birmingham, AL. That's one state away from where I actually am.

Carla Ticknor - (Rockford, IL)
Posted: 31 Jul 2018
I have something to say!

Very disappointing. I ordered two Magic Pads online several weeks ago. I never received any reply, confirmation and never received my order. I just tried ordering again to no avail. I talked to customer service and they said they had no record of my order. Unacceptable.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

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Carolyn Williams - (Ellicott City, MD)
Posted: 19 Jul 2018
I have a Question

Delivery Status

How do I find the delivery status?

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Carla Ticknor
Posted: 31 Jul 2018

I ordered two sets of Magic Pads online. Never heard any confirmation much less any Magic Pad sent. Just tried ordering again online, talked to customer service and no resolution. Very disappointed with their service. I don't understand why they can't fulfill the order.

Shaun - (Highland Village, TX)
Posted: 28 Jun 2018
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Not as Marketed

The TV commercial starts by offering you a Magic Pad for $11.99 but BUT you can order now and get two for $20. I didn’t want two. I called for ONE, they won’t sell you one.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful.

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nancy - (Riverview, FL)
Posted: 15 Jun 2018
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Xtra Pens

Is there a site to buy xtra pens?

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Posted: 27 Jul 2018

Are they dry erase pins?

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