Review: Sands Alive Glow Set…

Review: Sands Alive Glow Set…

With winter arriving I’m always looking for new ways to keep the girls entertained indoors. One of the things they really miss in the winter is playing in the sand pit. So, when I was asked if we would like to try the Sands Alive Glow set from John Adams, I thought it sounded ideal.

The set comes with 675g of glow sand, super charger UV penlight, five mini topper moulds and a play tray. Which is perfect for me, as it contains all of it together and less chance of any mess.


We put the sand into the play tray and Alice started to put some of it into the moulds. The texture of the sand is like nothing else I’ve seen and it looks and feels a bit like bread dough.

It was really easy for Alice to do herself. Once she had filled the mould up, with a quick squeeze it popped straight out. It produces amazing detail and I was very impressed.


Alice made some princess towers as she likes to call them.


Then she decided to make a wall. My mum was visiting and suggested making Humpty Dumpty to sit on top. Well I am not quite sure that is what he looks like, but Alice was happy and I guess that is all that matters.


Now it was time to use the UV penlight, as you can see in the daylight it’s not that impressive.


The good thing about this time of year is it gets dark early and we waited until later to give it ago. As you can see from the photos it was a lot better in the dark. Alice loved it!


Alice did an ‘A’ for Alice and it looked really good. I don’t think Alice could believe what she was seeing to begin with. It was so much fun.


I guess my only observation is that to make all the moulds you need to be able to see, but to make the UV pen work it needs to be dark…

For us it works out perfectly because Alice is at school, so she can play with it when she gets home and doesn’t have to wait too long for it to get dark.

The Sands Alive Glow Set RRP at £24.99 and is also proven to never dry out so you can play with it again and again!


Disclosure: We were kindly sent the Sands Alive Set for the purpose of this review. All views and opinions are my own.



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  1. 06/12/2016 / 21:38

    This looks like fun! I love the fact that she can use those moulds herself, my two always need a lot of help with sandcastles so it’s great that this is a better texture for them to manage alone.