If you’re looking for a fun toy for a child who likes to draw, consider picking up the Ravensburger mandala designer. This toy requires no batteries, yet manages to be both educational and fun.
The mandala designer is a unique drawing toy includes stencils that let your child create repeating designs featuring flowers, hearts, and other popular motifs. By experimenting with the interval of pattern repetition, your child can make an endless variety of pictures using just one simple stencil.
The mandala designer produces impressive looking illustrations, but the toy requires a fair amount of patience to use. You also need to be careful not to wiggle the wheel, because this will throw off the alignment of the pictures when you’re completing your design. I had the best results working on a flat surface, so I’d suggest telling your child to sit at a desk or table while drawing.
There is one felt tip pen and three colored pencils included with the mandala designer. It’s enough to get you started, but I’d definitely include a package of colored pencils and a few extra pens if I was giving this as a gift for a child.
The Ravensburger mandala designer comes in several varieties, so you might want to check out all of the options that are available before selecting a design. Each toy works on the same basic principle, but the design wheels that are included have different themes.
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Disclaimer: A Ravensburger mandala designer was provided by the manufacturer for the purpose of preparing this review.
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