Product Type: Hasbro Art / Craft
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Member Name: Platinum2007
Advantages: Great fun
For my twins birthday i wanted them to have something that will let them express themselves.
I remember having this as a child and i used to spend hours creating crazy funky shapes and patterns.
The Spirograph was dubbed 'Toy of the Year' in '67, it was made in 1965 and this amazing toy was nothing more than plastic circles and shapes with ridged edges (like gears) that created intricate designs when a pen traced the line of the plastic insert as it rolled round the outer guide.
Made for ages five and up, the Spirograph was a great unisex toy for all ages. Even the most destructive child could spend countless hours covering sheet after sheet of paper with unique patterns. The more adept they got, the more elaborate the patterns became. Once the Spirograph bug had bitten it wouldn't take long until whole houses could be decorated in pieces of paper covered in mad swirls and sweeps.
Mine came in a bright green box but there are different versions, with lots of bright colours upon it.
There is a bright orange magnetic table, 3 magnets which are green, 3 different shaped frames which are yellow and 7 different shaped cogs which are blue.
~How to use~
Place a sheet of paper onto the magnetic table then place a frame on top of it. Within the frame there are 3 holes where you place the magnets, this then sticks the paper to the magnetic table, (didn't have that bit in my day you just had to hold it).
Each frame has grooves all the way around the edge and with the square frame it has a circle cut out of the middle which again has grooves all the way around.
Then get which ever size cog you want to use and place it either in or beside the frames. The cog has grooves in it to along with a number of holes in the middle where you put your pen or pencil.
Then line them up together and start drawing, because of the way the holes are situated you will never go over the same line, this is where you create really crazy and pretty patterns.
Easy to put away because on the back of the magnetic table there are slots where all the pieces fit into so you won't lose them, this is very helpful
I don't know who the bigger kid is at the moment because I love it to.
A definite must have for anyone, your children will have hours of fun, designing different patterns, and my children are so proud of themselves when they create a master piece.
No two pictures will ever be the same.
I think i am going to have to invest in another one maybe slightly different to the one i have but because there are 2 of them they both want to use it at the same time, so it must be good.
It lets your child use there imagination and brings out their artistic flare, i think it is much better then them sitting in front of a TV screen or playing video game
I brought this from Argos just before the catalogue came out it was between £10 and £15 but for some reason it is not in the new catalogue.
It is available on-line from www.hasbro.co.uk priced at £14.99 and also available from Toys-R-Us at £9.97, this one comes with different shapes but still has the same effect.
It is excellent value for money.
It is made by MB Creation so it is a brand that you know and trust.
It does say on the box for children 6 years and older, as some of the cogs are quite small.
All parts are made of a hard plastic, i think it would be very hard to break or crack. Also all parts are washable.
I am really glad it has made a comeback you can't beat the old toys.
Summary: Great fun for the whole family
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