How I used my secret addiction to create Spirograph designs on stationary.
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Who knew Spirograph designs could be so secretly addictive? As a kid, I remember envying the designs on the box and feeling jealous that I couldn’t attain any sort of coolness with my messy sloppy circles.
Then my six-year-old son received his very own Spirograph Deluxe Set for Christmas. I secretly jumped up and down as he excitedly tore the wrapping paper.
The set came with a plastic carrying case, three different color pens, 19 wheels, and 2 rings. I studied the 14-page instruction manual with all the possible circle designs and it made feel so giddy.
I would finally attain the level of coolness I long desired.
During the holidays, my six-year-old son, really loved his new Spirograph Deluxe Set. He sat diligently creating his own Spirograph designs, not really paying attention to the instructions.
When he lost interest, I secretly snuck the set into my office so I could play. I experimented with the simplest designs in the manual. My designs were still pretty sloppy, just as when I was a kid.
Then I discovered something fantastic. There is a little piece of putty that comes with the set. You’re supposed to put a small piece under the wheel. This was life changing!
Put the putty under the wheel guide to make perfects spirographs.
I recognized that I wanted to share my new found secret design addiction. What a better way than to experiment on plain white stationary.
I used white cards with white envelopes so the Spirograph designs could pop out. I also love the idea of sending these to friends as a ‘thank you’ note, ‘get well’ note, or just a ‘how’s it going’ note.
Another great idea is to have your kids use their Spirograph Deluxe Set to try and make Spirograph designs on stationary and they can send their artwork to friends and family.
If you have other ideas on how to create and share Spirographs, I’d love to know. Write me a comment below!
Jessica Halleran says
Great idea, Marina!
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Parental Journey says
I love this. I am using bunch of stationary and this one is so elegant and simple!
Flash Bugs Studio says
Thank you Parental Journey. It’s so fun and addictive!