Spirograph – Review

Spirograph is a classic art and design toy from Flair, and available in all good shops and online starting from £10 we were sent the Deluxe set to review. Suitable for ages 8+ when I was younger I desperately wanted a Spirograph set so have enjoyed this set more than the boy.

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The deluxe Spirograph set comes with 19 wheels 2 rings putty to hold the rings in place and pens. The clever design of the box means it doubles as a travel pack and work surface for your designs. The enclosed booklet is a great start, and you even have sheets of paper supplied to get you started. I found set up easy as you simply use the Spiro-tack provided to place a ring, then choose a wheel and off you go. The enclosed instruction book is a good starting point for ideas, I found that after a few goes it was more fun to find the patterns you like and just experiment. There are literally thousands of possibilities for patterns and colour combinations.

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The enclosed Spirograph booklet gives you ideas on how to make repeating patterns, some look very 3D and with the three enclosed primary coloured pens you can make some pretty stunning patterns. The boy finds he doesn’t have the patience for this type of activity, and you would need lots of patience. You need to carefully position the rings with the Spiro-tack as they can move if pushed too hard. be prepared for some failed patterns, but once you have discovered which way the wheel will move I found it easier to predict when the wheel might jump.

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Spirograph is a great way to teach maths as the patterns are very rhythmic. Concentration, patience, and try a try again attitude are also needed. Spirograph is defiantly more suited to a more arty or driven child, although the boy did try again, he was disappointed with the results if they went wrong.

I liked all the different ways of using the wheels inside and outside of the rings. Before long you will be hooked and making your own great colourful designs. Spirograph are looking for some young designers, so have a look at the Cool Create website, and why not enter for some fun Spirograph prizes. I have loved making the Spirograph patterns, and think it could be the new colouring craze for adults as it is very relaxing in the evening to sit and draw. Why not have a go for yourself and see what patterns you can make, the pictures make great phone screen savers!

 

Disclaimer we were sent the Spirograph deluxe set to review the words remain our own and have not been altered.

 

 

23 thoughts on “Spirograph – Review

    • Thanks, yes the tack is a very good idea as you can make patterns where you want and not restricted by a frame.

  1. I loved Spirograph when I was little and I bought a set for each of my girls and we all love it now!

  2. Think this is fabulous
    Used to have one of these years ago
    Forgot how much fun they are
    Thanks for reminding me

  3. Spirograph was one of my absolute faves, it always made me feel like I was such a talented artist lol

  4. Had Spirograph as a kid…long before this adult colouring book phase came in – I remember it so fondly may well join in and do some more with my little boy if I should win 😉

  5. Oh gosh I used to love Spirograph when I was younger. I have the new Spirograph 3D for my boy but I might have to get the original one for myself, hee hee 🙂 xx

  6. I had a Spirograph when I was a child, so did my daughter, they are so much fun, and gives hours of enjoyment

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