I’m always on the lookout for unique creative toys and activities that keep my girls quietly busy. Key word – quietly.
Morph-O-Scopes is a fun line of optical illusion coloring fun packets that come in several themes such as fairies (see above), sports, and pets. Morph-O-Scopes are not only kid and parent approved brain tickling fun that challenge eye-hand skills, but they’re receiving kudos from the toy industry. The Circus Kit has won numerous awards, such as the Toy Man Award of Excellence, Editor’s Choice Award, and Seal of Approval for 2009.
From the Morph-O-Scopes website:
Morph-O-Scopes are delightful 21st Century inventions inspired by an ingenious 16th Century Chinese mirror device called an “anamorphoscope.”
Think fun house – only in reverse. Think weird, warped alien looking into a wavy mirror, magically reflected back as a perfectly gorgeous person. Now think mysterious, twisted-picture pages and blank, flexible mirrors. Kids curl a mirror and position it on a page. When they crayon morphed shapes on the page, color magically appears in the right places in the awesomely perfect cartoon reflections.
But there’s so much more to Morph-O-Scopes Kits…The unique activities are brain-tickling optical illusion play that engages the imagination, nurtures spatial intelligence, challenges logic, exercises fine motor skills, and stimulates inquiry. No batteries needed. Fascinating fun for every age!
We sat down at our kitchen table and reviewed the Fairies Fantasy packet, which came with one Morph-O-Scope and five coloring pages, and my 7-year-old just loved it! The packets retail for $7.99 and include:
- Distorted Dinos
- Stretched Pets
- Twisted Pajama Party
Disclosure: I received a Morph-O-Scope packet to review. All opinions expressed in this post are 100 percent mine!