I recently had the opportunity to review the Kaleidograph Pattern Design Toy. The deceptively simple, die-cut cards of the Kaleidograph™ can be arranged in over 350 million designs. Based upon geometry in nature — the symmetries of crystals and flowers — the Kaleidograph upholds the tradition of the original, Froebel Kindergarten system that is known to have influenced Frank Lloyd Wright, Buckminster Fuller, Piet Mondrian, and design education at the Bauhaus. Richly personal and environmentally friendly, the Kaleidograph is a toy for all ages. It fosters creativity, rewards with surprise, and brings out the designer in everyone. Made in the USA, the Kaleidograph carries on a tradition of fascinating geometric design toys dating back to the early 19th century.
This pattern set is so much fun. It literally is great for all ages. If I have it out, whoever walks in must play around with it and it is quite addicting. It is so fun to see the different patterns everyone creates and how they get to that pattern. Some are meticulous and calculating and other throw caution to the wind and just have fun. It is simple yet expansive, ever-changing in its diversity, brilliant and beautiful, and mirrors nature’s own strategies of creation.
Explore symmetry and color combinations. See how small adjustments produce dramatic changes. The deceptively simple Kaleidograph can be arranged into millions of designs by combining and rotating the variety of die-cut cards. Each set also includes a full-color, two-sided insert with 68 example designs to challenge and inspire.
- Over 350 million combinations
- Full-color double-sided poster of designs included with both the Crystal and Flora sets
- Made in USA from sturdy, non-toxic paperboard
- About the size of a thick CD case — 4-3/4″ x 4-3/4″ x 3/8″
- Package serves as both sleeve for storage and frame for display
- For ages 3 to adult — a toy and a design tool
If you are looking for an original, fun and creative gift for the kids this holiday season, then take a look at Kaleidograph Pattern Design Toy, it will really delight most anyone. Mommy Ramblings is adding it to our Holiday Gift Guide.
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