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7 Toys Similar to Spirograph

A close look at a Spirograph kit with a few patterns done.

One of my most favorite childhood toys was a classic toy, known as the Spirograph. I would sit for hours and use plastic shapes and colored pens to draw all kinds of shapes. It allowed me to be creative but with some help from the tools. Spirograph and other toys have come a long way since. Keep reading to find out about all the toys similar to Spirograph. 

What is a Spirograph?

The Spirograph was first sold in 1965 and is still in production today. It is ideal for children ages 8 and up. What few people realize about the Spirograph is that it is a mathematical toy. It was created by British engineer Denys Fisher. Most kids and parents think of it as more of an arts and crafts toy that allows them to use plastic rings with gears to draw different shapes.

The gears are on the inside and outside of the plastic ring. You can put the gears together in any kind of arrangement that you would like. The result is spiral drawings. You can use a pen, markers, and pencils with plastic rings. 

Toys Similar to Spirograph

Over the years, the Spirograph has had a facelift and improved. In addition to its own upgrades, there are toys that have been created that are similar to the original Spirograph deluxe set and can provide hours of enjoyment. Many new game options are deluxe versions of Spirograph’s distinctive interlocking gears, while other creative toy options use additional options to create intricate designs. 

Spirograph Deluxe Design Set

Spirograph Original Deluxe Spirograph Art Set

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This is the upgraded version of the standard Spirograph. It is a 45 piece set that comes with its own carrying case. The carrying case is so durable, you never have to worry about it falling apart. The deluxe Spirograph includes 19 Spirograph wheels, 2 rings, 3 colored pens, a rack, and a design book. It even comes with 20 sheets of design paper.

This deluxe set includes reusable spiro putty to hold the pieces on your paper. This prevents you from putting holes in your paper, and your pieces will not move around messing up your design. In addition, the design book gives you a step-by-step guide for creating your best Spirograph designs for hours of fun. 

Super Spirograph Design Set

Super Spirograph 75-piece Jumbo Kit (50th Anniversary Edition)

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This is a special anniversary edition. This super set contains 75 pieces, including 31 spiro-tracks that you can snap together like a train track. The snap together track gives you the flexibility to create complex and countless amazing designs and shapes.

This special edition has a metal gear that is gold-colored along with 21 wheels, 2 rings, 2 racks, Spiro putty, design paper, and a design pad. It all comes in a carrying and storage case to ensure you will never lose any of the pieces. The design possibilities are endless with this deluxe Spirograph kit.

Go Go Gear Art by ALEX Toys

ALEX Toys Artist Studio Giant Go Go Gear Art

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Go Go Gear Art is similar to the Spirograph style toy. It has 7 gears and 4 templates, which are made from plastic that is durable. In addition, it has 10 sheets of paper, 5 sticker sheets, and a stylus. In addition to the gears, you get extra stencils to help you explore your creativity. It includes hearts, clouds, and stars. The Go Go Gear Art is intended for children ages 6 and up. 

Sidewalk Mandala Stencil by ALEX Toys

Alex Art Sidewalk Mandala Sweet Stuff, Multicolor

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The Sidewalk Mandala Stencil is a twist on the traditional Spirograph toy because it can be used outside. It has combined sidewalk chalk art with Spirograph. It has a large stencil that is 22 inches allowing children to trace various designs on the sidewalk or driveway, allowing all the passers-by to enjoy their art. It comes with 6 large sticks of chalk. The Sidewalk Mandala Stencil is ideal for children ages 5 and up. 

Fantastic Spinner by ALEX Toys

Alex Fantastic Spinner Kids Art and Craft Activity

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The Fantastic Spinner is a paint spinner that is high powered and allows kids to create spin art. It is hand powered, and you need to use both your hands to make it work. It contains a splash guard, so you do not have to worry about making a mess. Your child uses paint to make creative designs. Children can experiment with the amount of paint that is used at one time to create different designs.

You will need refills of the paint as it comes with only 4 bottles of paint. It also has 20 paper cards and 3 colored cards. The Fantastic Spinner is intended for ages 6 and up. This is a great craft toy for older kids. 

Fashion Plates Design Set

Fashion Plates Classic Styles

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Fashion Plates gives you 15 fashion plates that are double sided. You can place these plates in the tablet with a piece of paper on top and rub a crayon over the paper. These plates create a person with a unique clothing design on the paper. With all the fashion plates, the design options are endless.

It has its own carrying case to make sure you keep everything with you neatly. This set contains 8 colored pencils, 2 crayons, 20 sheets of paper, and a crayon holder. The Fashion Plates Design Set is intended for ages 6 and up. 

Spirograph Cyclex Spiral Drawing Tool

Spirograph Cyclex Multi, 26.99

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The Spirograph Cyclex Spiral Drawing Tool removes the worry about your wheels and gears moving out of place. It has a drawing tool that gives you only one piece with over 80 design options. In addition, the drawing tool comes with rubber feet to help prevent the tool from slipping out of place. This set contains six markers, a storage tray, and 20 sheets of paper. The Spirograph Cyclex is intended for children ages five and up.


Can I Make My Own Spirograph?

Yes, it is possible to create your own Spirograph and have many hours of enjoyment. All you need is plastic lids to cut into circular disks. Then punch holes into the plastic disk you cut. Place the plastic disk inside of a masking tape container and enjoy your own personal Spirograph. It may not be as fun to use as the actual game, but it is something you created yourself. 

Is There a Spirograph For Adults?

There is not a Spirograph specifically made for adults, but adults can enjoy any one of the Spirograph options available. There are so many game options available on the market that there is sure to be one that adults love to use. 

Which Spirograph Set is the Best One to Buy?

There are many different Spirograph sets available. If you do not want to purchase all of them, there are a few sets you can consider. These sets include the Spirograph Deluxe Design Set which is the closest to the original set you remember from your childhood. There is the travel Spirograph, which fits in the palm of your hand and can be taken on the go with you. You can consider the tin set that is smaller than the deluxe version. It comes in a designer tin box. 

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