ToysBulletin.com reviews a craft toy from Ravensburger.
Most of us are familiar with Ravensburger puzzles, but did you know they also make artistic items as well? The “Spiral-Designer” is one such item and it will awaken the inner creative side of your child’s personality, keeping them occupied with new design ideas for hours. The possibilities are truly limitless with this amazing all-in-one kit. The sturdy colorful 10½” x 10½” x 2¼” box contains all the supplies your young artist might need including 1 drawing frame, 1 template ring with 4 design discs, 1 frame for the mini Mandala Template, 1 mini Mandala Template (such designs are known for their geometric circular pattern), 2 felt tip pens and 10 sheets of drawing paper.
Although recommended for those 6 years and older, all age groups will enjoy the ability to simply hold a felt tip pen in their hand, put a sheet of paper between the drawing frame, select a template and rotate their hand to create a spectacular art piece. The mini-Mandala is the center piece for the artwork, providing an intricate finishing touch, and the final completed design is amazing. Many adults will remember using a spiral graph as a child and recall the hours of fun. This set is of much better quality compared to what was previously available, in fact so sturdy you will be passing this set down to future generations of up and coming artists. If purchased as a gift, I would suggest a set of colorful pencils as they too will easily fit into the template disc, and provide for a great 3-D effect. This is also the perfect answer for those rainy days when the kids are stuck inside, plus it is guaranteed to put a smile on their face as well.
The “Spiral-Designer” provides endless opportunities, and I consider it well worth the investment of just $19.99. “The Spiral-Designer” can be purchased on the Ravensburger website.