The Etch A Sketch made its debut as The Magic Screen at a European Toy Fair in 1959.
It all began in 1950. While tinkering in his garage, French electrician Andre Cassagnes dreamed up a drawing toy that kids could shake up and start over. The new drawing toy was made up of a joystick, glass and aluminum powder. Before taking it to market In 1960, it was tweaked; a joystick with two white knobs in the left and right corners of the screen. The idea was to make the toy look like the hot new adult toy of the time: a television. Quickly it became the most popular selling toy during the Christmas season that year. Since then, the Ohio Art Company has sold more than 150 million of them.
The Toy Industry Association named Etch A Sketch one of the 100 most memorable and most creative toys of the 20th century.
If you have ever wondered what’s inside an Etch A Sketch, How Stuff Works will enlighten you.
This Friday’s no mess recipe requires no cooking, just a ziplock bag, fingerpaint, Q-Tip, and a piece of tape.
Younger children can scribble and doodle making their own designs. When a little older, what a great way to practice writing the alphabet.
Instructions are provided by Let’s Explore.
For on the go doodling there is the tried and true Etch A Sketch which a great travel companion.
How many of you have never used a typewriter? How many kids today have never ever seen one and would not know what it is if they did?
As an officially licensed Apple product, the Limited Edition Typescreen™ offers all the style and quality that you’d expect from Apple with the playful design and innovation expected from Spinning Hat. Compatible with both the iPad and iPad 2, the Typescreen™.
You may not have to go take your memory so far back in time to remember the “brick” phone.
Convert your iPhone into a retro 80′s brick with the new Thumbs Up iPhone case – because you can look as hip as Ferris Bueller, without taking the day off.
You not only protect your iPhone, but totally kick-it retro!
How about an Etch A Sketch cover for your iPad?
Smashed Peas and Carrots will show you how to make this retro crazy cute cover.
Put down your electronics for a while and have some doodle dialing fun with the real deal Etch A Sketch.