Spirograph Deluxe Set: A Timeless Tool for Fostering Young Creative Minds
New fabulous gear, wheel, and disk designs
Great for stimulating artistic creativity and imagination
Improves dexterity, eye coordination and proper physical development
Boosts logic skills, self-confidence and a sense of self-achievement
Backwards and lateral compatibility with other Spirograph sets
45 durable pieces in different shapes and sizes
Few customers are concerned over the Chinese manufacturing quality
How it works
If you are looking for a meaningful gift for your little ones there are some toys that have been so well embraced by children that they managed to outlive every trend and stay on the market for many generations to come. You might remember this particular set from your childhood since almost everyone, regardless of age and gender, wanted to try it out and discover the magic behind it. The Spirograph Deluxe Design Set is a fantastic tool as can be discerned from its more than 120 years of use as a mathematical device and as an integral component of drawing toys. While it was only in 1965 that it became commercially available as a drawing toy, the Original Spirograph has been helping many generations of kids with a host of their developmental needs.
Over the years, gears-based toys have been integrated in the design and manufacture of drawing toys finally culminating in the design and production of the Spirograph that we all know today in 1965 by Denys Fisher, a British engineer. Today, when we talk of spirograph, there can only be one original, and this particular set has truly proven to be an iconic tool for children to gain confidence and develop their craftsmanship. It is no wonder that it managed to stay relevant throughout history and change the skill set of millions of children around the world.
One of the distinctive features of the Deluxe Design Set is the inclusion of new geometric shapes that have never been seen before. Whereas the original design was more on the circular gear type design, the Deluxe set now comes with irregular yet equally fabulous shapes such as teardrops, stars, and even hearts as well as 9 other unique designs that are guaranteed to bring out the creativity in everyone who uses it, especially kids who may have a knack for the arts. The inclusion of additional new shapes can be considered a substantial departure from the traditional circular disk shape design of the gears and wheels.
However, this should not be taken as a sign that the company, Kahootz Toys, is already abandoning its commitment to continue with the classic original designs. Far from it, Kahootz Toys is simply expanding on the versatility of the Spirograph Deluxe Design Set by providing the correct tools that will appeal more to the modern generation. The original designs are for the older generations of artists and designers including engineers and mathematicians. The more contemporary designs are intended for today’s generation of young artists and designers who may find circular disks to be particularly boring. Unusual shapes should provide the necessary motivation for them to create something new, something wonderful.
The Spirograph Deluxe Design Set comes with 19 wheels and 2 rings as well as a rack and spiro-putty. Also included in the package is a very detailed 14-page instructional guide book to help budding artists create fabulous artwork using a combination of different wheels and rings. Three design markers in different colors have also been included as well as 2 pads of 24-page drawing book for your kids to really make a collection of his or her fabulous creations. All of these are stored in one convenient carry and storage box.
Some customers consider have found as a downside element, the sole fact that It’s made in China. Kahootz Toys is an American toy company based in the city of Ann Arbor in Michigan, however, product reviews reveal that the Spirograph Deluxe Design Set is actually manufactured in China. We cannot really guarantee the quality craftsmanship of items coming from China. We have also seen several comments including those who have owned the Original 1965 Spirograph saying that the quality of the disks, gears, and wheels has substantially decreased over the years. Hopefully, this has nothing to do with the original Denys Fisher company creation’s relaunch by Kahootz Toys in 2013, as many toys that are on the market come from Asian factories yet prove to be quite well made and sturdy.
The spirograph as a tool can greatly improve children’s imaginative skills. When they see their creations they will be more than motivated to look for other ways in which other designs and styles of geometric patterns can be made. All the colorful and mesmerizing lines will inspire the little artists to continue developing their craft and learn to manipulate the shapes and colors in their own unique way. This is a great beginner set for the tiniest members of society that might discover a talent for design, architecture, engineering and many other creative fields. It will undoubtedly become a vessel for artistic expression and unleash the creative genius inside the little Spirograph owner.
The set also boosts visual motor coordination. Coordinating what the eyes see and how the muscles move is an important function of the brain. Everything happens in an instant. When kids begin to draw circles or ellipses using the spirograph, visual cues are sent to the brain for integration and for processing. Within a fraction of a millisecond, the brain sends electrical signals to the muscles of the hand to change the pressure on the drawing marker, modify the angle of the drawing instrument, or even stop the drawing altogether. All of these occur in a flash that we are not actually even aware of it. This training for the brain greatly improves the communication between the sensory neural network and the motor neurons of the body’s nervous system. This can have a significant impact in other aspects of the kid’s life, since everything we do is maneuvered by our brain cells.
These types of activities are greatly beneficial for children who face autism or ADHD since they create a safe space for the little geniuses who want to relax with arts and crafts. They are able to stimulate their minds and feel calmed and rewarded by the whole experience. By providing your children with a Spirograph set, you allow them to unleash their emotions and feel pride with their ultimate result. This set is also a lovely bonding activity between siblings, family members and friends. They are able to share, not only their final designs with others and get a sense of achievement, but also create meaningful memories during the process.