Designed by a mechanical engineer, the Spirograph has been fascinating and enthralling young artists for decades with its creative designs and beautiful creations. The Spirograph Design Tin Set includes 1 central ring and 1 rack, with 7 design wheels and a 10 page guide book to explain and suggest many elaborate designs.
Additionally, the Spirograph Design Tin Set comes with Spiro Putty rather than pins to hold the central ring in place. Not only is this safer for children, but it ensures there are no holes in the page.
- 1 ring, 7 wheels
- 1 rack
- Spiro Putty
- 10 page guide book
- 24 page design pad
- Ages 8+ years
- Stored in collectible tin
There has always been something mesmerizing about the designs that can be created by the Spirograph, and absolutely nothing has changed. The 10 page guide book is very welcome, as it can be helpful in inspiring children as they understand the various creations that result from different wheels.
Of course, there is nothing quite as fun as playing with different wheels and experimenting, but the guide book provides a solid introduction for novice users who are unfamiliar with the mechanics of a Spirograph.
The Spiro Putty is new, but this too is an excellent addition. Although some parents have reported being disappointed that the Spirograph Design Tin Set does not come with pins to hold the central ring in place like the original, the reality is that the Spiro Putty is far safer. There is no danger of piercing the skin, and the Spiro Putty also protects the paper from being punctured with various holes.
While the Spirograph Design Tin Set only includes one central ring, there is plenty of scope for creativity. Some parents might rather a larger set, and if so, they should look for the full Spirograph set.
As far as nostalgic toys go, the Spirograph Design Tin Set is one of the few that really hasn't changed all that much over the years. At its core, it is still a mechanical drawing set that fosters creativity and encourages experimentation. As fun now as it was then, the Spirograph is something unlike most other toys out there. Children are rarely encouraged to engage in arts, crafts and design these days, and the Spirograph Design Tin Set does just that. Introduce your child to the Spirograph today, and let their creativity run wild. You won't regret it.