Etch A Sketch

from Ohio Art



Overall Editor's Rating

What It Is

Since 1960, this has been one of the classic toys of childhood. Intriguing, interesting, and just plain fun for generations of children, there is no reason for this timeless toy to change. Twist the nobs and control the stylus that etches designs in the screen. When you're done, turn it over and shake, and you'll have a clean slate to start again. One knob controls vertical movement; one horizontal. Twist them together to draw arcs or diagonals. Sure it takes a bit of getting used to, but that's half the fun. And if you're lucky, your child will give you a crack at rediscovering your own memories of playing with this quintessential drawing toy.