Posted on June 14, 2016

Getting Creative for Father’s Day with the Bamboo Spark


Don’t you just love it when you are given the opportunity to try a product and it actually makes you squeal with delight?!! That’s exactly how I feel about the Bamboo Spark! I had never heard about them before I got the email; now I feel like I’ve been missing out for the last however many years! I am an obsessive note taker so this product is perfect for me and it is great for the kids to use too!

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The Bamboo Spark is a smart folio with a smart ballpoint pen, and a spot for your favorite paper. It lets you write by hand, and saves your handwritten notes locally or within the cloud for editing, archiving and accessing anywhere.

What’s included?

  • A smart folio with gadget pocket (My iPad mini just fits in this)
  • A smart ballpoint pen
  • USB cable for charging
  • 2 pen refills (Replacements can be purchased… a pack of 3 is £7.99)

As it is soon to be Father’s Day the kids have been challenged to come up with their very own superhero Dad for their Father’s Day cards using the Bamboo Spark and here are the pictures that have come up with…

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First Boo (9) drew her super hero Dad using the Bamboo Spark.

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Then she added some colour using the Bamboo Paper app.

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Love how Bugs (5) included ‘stincky’ as a quality 😉

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and now with a bit of colour added 🙂

Awww I think they look great and we have already printed them out ready to stick on their Father’s Day cards. I am sure Daddy is going to just LOVE them!

The kids think that the Bamboo Spark is magic & I have to pretty much agree with them. It’s awesome to see your notes automatically synced to your iPad! You can also convert your handwriting to text, which is pretty awesome. That’s how I’m writing this blog post at the moment. Handwriting it on a notepad and then converting to text when I’ve finished!! I just love good old-fashioned writing so I feel as if I have got my love for writing back again today… So you may find that I ‘m going on a bit 😉

The only one thing that annoys me about the Bamboo Spark is that I keep going to put the top on the top of the pen whilst I am writing and it falls off but that is the only little niggle I have which I am sure I will get used to this. I’m a creature of habit and things that I have always done take a while to be forgotten 😉

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So yes I love the Bamboo Spark and it has quickly become a favourite gadget! The kids love to see their drawings magically appear on the iPad and they’ve been happily scribbling away pictures for Grandparents and friends.

To see what all the fuss is about watch the video below and then visit Wacom.

* We were sent this product free of charge for the purpose of this post in which I have been completely honest.

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  • Reply Karen Langridge June 26, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    Great way to encourage children to be creative! Fabulous effort kids 🙂 x

  • Reply Kara Guppy June 17, 2016 at 8:36 am

    This looks fab – mine get through so much paper that this would probably save money

  • Reply Jen Walshaw June 16, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    I love what they have produced. Totally ace. The lid on ours is OK. I love how they added the colour with the additional app. it is perfect.

  • Reply Fozia S June 16, 2016 at 10:25 am

    Loving the sound of the bamboo spark! And that fathers day card is adorable!

  • Reply Cass@frugalfamily June 15, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    This sounds fun and really useful – thanks for sharing it x x

  • Reply Hannah June 15, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    Wow this looks so cool – I had not hear of it before!

  • Reply Kerry Norris June 15, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    This looks super cool. All I do is write notes so I’d love this. Love the cards you designed. X

  • Reply Kirsty Hijacked By Twins June 15, 2016 at 10:13 am

    Oh wow that is great! What a fantastic way to get the kids creative and make cards to treasure x

  • Reply Sabina @MummyMatters June 14, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    Oh wow this looks amazing, I can think of so many great opportunities when this would be a godsend! Hubby would love one of these for his meetings at work, it would save so much time after the event. I’m going to have a look now 🙂

  • Reply Kara Guppy June 14, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    This looks fab – I could see Hubby using this for work

  • Reply Gill June 14, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    What a great idea – going to look into this for Father’s Day!

  • Reply Emma June 14, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    ooh that is fun – I havent even sorted Fathers Day yet – I am massively failing this year!

  • Reply Sonya Cisco June 14, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    OOh that is clever – I think Syd would love playing with it! LOVE the Fathers Day designs your kids made!

  • Reply Gemma June 14, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    Such a great idea! I want one!! You can have hours and hours of fun on that

  • Reply Erica Price June 14, 2016 at 11:33 am

    This looks like such a lot of fun and a great way to make Father’s Day cards.

  • Reply Lisa (Travel Loving Family) June 14, 2016 at 10:48 am

    What a great product! I am sure your husband will love his Fathers Day gifts:)

  • Reply Lucy June 14, 2016 at 10:42 am

    What an incredible idea! Still trying to get my head around how it works but I am also a huge lover of taking notes and gadgets and this looks amazing. I want one!

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