Arts & Crafts

Kaleidoscopes

Written by on September 28, 2018 in Arts & Crafts, Classic Toys, Iconic Toys with 0 Comments
Kaleidoscopes

As kids, many of us enjoyed gazing into a kaleidoscope, watching the pretty images change.  With each turn another beautiful mosaic was created.  Sadly, for most of us, our childhood kaleidoscopes are long gone. Like so many toys of the past, kaleidoscopes were broken, lost in moves, or given to younger relatives.  I had one […]

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Lite Brite Lighted Peg Art

Written by on August 24, 2018 in Arts & Crafts, Classic Toys, Iconic Toys with 2 Comments
Lite Brite Lighted Peg Art

Most of us grew up loving our Lite-Brite.  Even though they have changed in style, a Lite-Brite is still being manufactured.  Plus it is a popular toy and gift today, just as it was in the past. I had a Lite-Brite when I was a child and both of my children had their own too.  […]

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Potholder Loom with Loops

Written by on April 25, 2018 in Arts & Crafts with 3 Comments
Potholder Loom with Loops

For many of us, the potholders we made for our mothers and grandmothers were our first experience  with craft kits.  Making the potholders with the cotton loops and potholder looms were easy and we felt such a sense of accomplishment.  Especially when our moms praised our work and used the potholders for their intended purpose.  […]

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Spirograph

Written by on July 2, 2014 in Arts & Crafts, Classic Toys, Spirograph with 2 Comments
Spirograph

Many of us remember our first Spirograph set and becoming a “great artist”. Spending countless hours creating multicolored masterpieces and presenting them to our parents as gifts. I am certain my mother has dozens, if not hundreds, of Spirograph art pieces saved from my childhood days. I personally have a box full of beautiful drawings […]

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