When I saw the Facebox set at Paper Source this week, I thought it was a cool idea. So, I had to visit the manufacturer’s Web site to see what else they make. I found out that the UK-based distributor Worldwide Co also makes a Robobox, a Zoobox and a Dinobox, which all share the same principles.
Each set comes with creative stencils and pens. The kid first chooses a head shape, then add hairstyles, features, sunglasses, facial hair or hats! They could draw more than 100,000 face combinations. It’s something to let them occupy at the restaurant or when you visit people who don’t have kids.
Another fun set is the Hypotrochoid Art Set. This is a small version of what we know here as Spirograph. The Kenner Spirograph used to be one of my favorite drawing art games as a kid. Hypotrochoid is the mathematical term for a line traced by a fixed point in a circle (your pen) which is rotated around the inside of a larger circle.