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Kenner's Super Spirograph

Updated on November 30, 2014
Super Spirogragh I bought on eBay
Super Spirogragh I bought on eBay | Source

Confessions of an overnight Hospital Operator

While visions of sugarplums danced in others heads, I was busy calling codes, dealing with the switchboard and pulling medical records during a 12 hour shift (with no lunch or breaks).

Kennar Super Spirograph
photo © by Judy Ferony

Every once in a while there would be a lul in the frenzy of activity that was my job at a hospital in Bronxville New York; and me being like a drunken sailor hitting the docks on payday, would peruse eBay in search of that perfect something that would make me momentarily happy.

Did you have a Spirograph?

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    • Deborah Swain profile image

      Deborah Swain 

      5 years ago from Rome, Italy

      thank you for reminding me of these...! they were great fun...!

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      5 years ago

      slinky's and simon says!

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      rattie lm 

      5 years ago

      You know, for all the fancy toys children can have, this is one that they always come back to. Had forgotten about it.

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      kabbalah lm 

      5 years ago

      I always thought this was a cool toy. My favorite toy was my Mattel Vrroom that went on my bicycle and sounded like a motorcycle

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      Deadicated LM 

      5 years ago

      @cmadden: Lol!

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      5 years ago

      I swear I liked this lens on my first visit, but just noticed it didn't show as such! So take that, you little like button! I found a spirograph type app (UberDoodle) for iPad, would you believe it?

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      C A Chancellor 

      5 years ago from US/TN

      I loved my spirograph! I was thinking about this toy recently and trying to remember what it was called. Thanks for jogging my memory. :-)

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      5 years ago

      I love spirographs!

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      5 years ago

      A Spirograph kind of gives me the feeling of "Energy Flow" or how it would move if we could see it do so. I loved this toy growing up and this Lens brings back wonderful memories!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 

      5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I really loved my SpiroTot! I doodled with that thing for hours on end!

    • Deadicated LM profile imageAUTHOR

      Deadicated LM 

      5 years ago

      @JohnTannahill: Lucky you. Lol

      Thank you for the Squid Like and your participation on my Lens (you write beautifully).

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      John Tannahill 

      5 years ago from Somewhere in England

      I loved Spirograph but I never had my own.

      BTW - I know those 12 hour night shifts.

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      John Dyhouse 

      5 years ago from UK

      I had one for ages whilst a youngster, I was fascinated by it and used it often

    • CoolKarma profile image


      5 years ago

      Ah the memories! I had forgotten about spirographs.

    • SquidooPower profile image


      5 years ago

      Spirograph was almost magical as a child, wasn't it? The shapes and colors were mesmerizing. One of my favorite childhood memories.

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      darciefrench lm 

      6 years ago

      I adored the Spirograph toy - one of the earliest natural hallucinogens lol :)

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      Cheryl Paton 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

      I liked the spirograph because I like making artsy designs. You can see a lot of my drawings and paintings on my lenses.

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      6 years ago

      i have this toys when i was a little... it's fun

    • Deadicated LM profile imageAUTHOR

      Deadicated LM 

      6 years ago

      @KimGiancaterino: Me too, I could have saved myself a few bucks. Lol

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      6 years ago

      I had a Spirograph ... wish I'd kept my childhood toys!

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      Gayle Dowell 

      6 years ago from Kansas

      Spirograph as well as the etch-a-sketch. Maybe playing with these influenced me in being an artist today! Who knows?

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      Deadicated LM 

      6 years ago

      @Teapixie LM: I'll go check it out now ;-)

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      Tea Pixie 

      6 years ago

      Oh gee. Now that you've mentioned the Spirograph, I can't think of anything else. I think it really was the beginning of my art exploration. I now paint (I have a site on here with my paintings) and I design jewelry. All hail the Spirograph! :)

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      6 years ago

      I am very happy that I came across this article.

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      Itaya Lightbourne 

      6 years ago from Topeka, KS

      I'm definitely going to get one for my little grandson! This was one of my favorite toys ever. Angel Blessings! :)

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      Carol Fisher 

      6 years ago from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK

      Whenever one of us got the Spirograph out, my brother and I used to fight over it. I didn't realise they are still being sold. I might get one as a Christmas gift for my nephew.

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      Deadicated LM 

      6 years ago

      @maijame: I always wanted one of those, Santa must not have gotten the memo ;-)

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      6 years ago

      Oh! I remember having sooo much fun with spirograph. How about the Easy Bake Oven?

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      Sara Krentz 

      6 years ago from USA

      I always loved my record player. I had forgotten all about the spirograph though - it was a lot of fun. Thanks for the nostalgia : )

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      Deadicated LM 

      6 years ago

      @crstnblue: Glad to have inspired you; I'm planning on doing some Halloween crafting myself; I collect Halloween rubber stamps, going to go make my cousin a birthday card ;-) Thanks for your participation.

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      6 years ago

      Never had this "toy" and seems that I've miss a lot of fun! As it's Sunday, maybe it's the perfect moment to drop everything right now and unleash a bit of creativity, go playing! :))

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      6 years ago from Chicago area

      I love Spirograph! so cool.

    • Deadicated LM profile imageAUTHOR

      Deadicated LM 

      6 years ago

      @Camden1: You can find the old school ones on eBay, or sometimes spare parts; if it's just to use and have fun with the ones with the beat up boxes are cheaper (collectors go for pristine boxes). They also sell new ones at Toys R Us (not as cool as the old school ones though). Thanks for the visit and your participation on this Lens I appreciate it.

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      6 years ago

      Gosh, I forgot all about the spirograph - I want to my kids one now!

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      6 years ago from East Central Florida

      I remember a particular doll... she was a 'saucy walker' and I was crazy about her.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 

      6 years ago from Ljubljana

      I played with several sort of spirographs and they are really great for developing some micro skills. My favorite toys were marbles I guess. I have won every time!


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      6 years ago

      Spirograph was a favorite of mine as a kid and my kids have had fun with it as well.

    • MJsConsignments profile image


      6 years ago from Central Ohio, USA

      I loved Spirograph, Lite Bright, the board game Pay Day and riding big wheels among many others! Great lens.

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      6 years ago

      Lite Brite!

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      Angela F 

      6 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Spirograph was definitely a favorite toy as a kid.

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      6 years ago

      My favorite game was and is stratego

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      Nancy Johnson 

      6 years ago from Mesa, Arizona

      The Spirograph was a favorite toy of mine, plus my troll dolls, board games, and Barbie. It is fun to see on your lens how many vintage spirographs are still available.

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      Kathryn Grace 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      Steel Tonka trucks. They belonged to my brother, but they were by far the best toy any of us had and I played with them every chance I got.

    • Deadicated LM profile imageAUTHOR

      Deadicated LM 

      6 years ago

      @pawpaw911: Thanks for your participation on my Lens, it's nice for children to see how and what we played with toys are so different now days, everything is so high tech.

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      Deadicated LM 

      6 years ago

      @Zodiacimmortal: You should be ab;e to score that on eBay (especially now with the economy so bad); some people just sell parts, the category is Toys & Hobbies > Classic Toys > Spirograph. It's also a good idea to to an advanced search to see if anyone listed it under the wrong category (or misspelled something). Thanks for participating on my Lens.

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      6 years ago from Upstate, NY

      This was one of my favorites too.

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      6 years ago from Yonkers, NY

      Stopping by to say Hi & I Miss my spirograph. Which I could just find like one well & the outer one to make a few designs.

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      6 years ago

      I always thought spirographs were cool. I got my kids one once. Neat what you can do with them.

    • Deadicated LM profile imageAUTHOR

      Deadicated LM 

      6 years ago

      @anonymous: It amazes me how children just don't seem to like the same things we did. I needed one cog to complete my Super Spirograph set, so I bought another smaller set on eBay. I gave that second one to my friend's daughter but I think her mother got more of a kick out of it than she did. Lol Go figure!? Thanks for stopping by Tipi ;-)

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      Deadicated LM 

      6 years ago

      @sukkran trichy: I always liked Rubic's Cube but I think I was only able to get one side done. As always thanks for visiting and participating on my Lens. You Rock!

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      sukkran trichy 

      6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      rubic cube is my fav one. still i remember this Spirograph.

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      6 years ago

      Spirograph opened up our imaginations for other artistry and gave us all the ability to make simple but complex looking designs for many moments of happiness!

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      6 years ago

      I loved my brother's Spirograph! LOVED it! Cheers~cb

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      6 years ago

      I've played with these before - such fond memories, too! Thanks for sharing! :)

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      Deadicated LM 

      6 years ago

      @Lee Hansen: Thank you for participating on my Spirograph Lens. I really enjoy your Coloring Pages, Clip Art and other Lenses. I also loved my Etch-A-Sketch; it's amazing how some people make artwork on them (and a living at it).

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      Lee Hansen 

      6 years ago from Vermont

      I loved my Spirograph (now I use my computer to make this type of cool design and I call then adult coloring pages) and also an Etch-A-Sketch. I still have 4 different Etch-A-Sketch toys, in 3 sizes. My grandkids like them ...


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