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Spiral Art Toys

Updated on September 30, 2014

Make Spiral Art with Spirograph, Thread Art, Spiral Pattern Drawing Machines

Spiral art toys are so much fun. As a kid, I had one of the original Spirograph drawing sets, and I loved it!

There was nothing else like it: plugging your ink pen in one of the holes in the little plastic gear circle thingies with teeth that gripped the frame (also with teeth), twirling it around, and coming out with spiral art!

I remember using the different colored pens (red, blue, green, and black, if I recall correctly) all on the same paper. Often times, the spiral art pushed through the paper so that it was either torn clean through or close to it. Ah, such fun!

Photo courtesy of Amazon: Spirograph

Spirographs

Deluxe Spirograph Set

The randomness of spiral art makes this type of art fun to make because you don't know what you'll get till it's done!

Grab some colored ink pens and see what you make!

Hypotrochoid Art Set

Hypotrochoid Art Set

The word 'hypotrochoid' is a mathematical design. This form is what all of the spiral art toys are based on. A base (frame) with a smaller shape inside that is used to follow the base to create a design.

Beautiful!

Math teachers could use this to teach this complicated design. Well, it's complicated to me!

This hypotrochoid set comes with 2 hypotrochoid templates (red and blue) and a green pen in a tin case with instructions.

NPW-USA Hypotrochoid Art Set
NPW-USA Hypotrochoid Art Set

I have this nice compact set of spiral art tools. This case is tin and is so easy to take along to make art wherever you go.

 

Spiral Art Drawing Machines

More Spiral Art Toys

Have you ever tried making spiral art? No? You really should! It's fun for kids and adults alike.

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This author, Peggy Hazelwood, participates in Amazon, eBay, All Posters, and other affiliate advertising programs. When you click an advertising link on this page and make a purchase, I receive a small percent of the sale. Thank you for reading this far!

Have you made spiral art? - Do you know a child who would enjoy one of these fun toys?

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      These are fun toys, I've tried some when I was younger and had a lot of fun creating. designs. :)

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      countsquid 

      5 years ago

      yeah i rememeber making lots of spiral while I am 'listening' with my teacher

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      MillBucks 

      6 years ago

      I had one of these as a child and how I loved to see the designs being made, I would spend hours at a time using pens of different colors. Thanks for bringing back the fond memories of my childhood.

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      Gail47 

      6 years ago

      I've never tried these. I'll have to see if my grandson would be interested in them. I have a feeling he might.

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