Ok, the truth be known- this was one of my favorite toys of my childhood. It's remained a classic, for good reasons; anything you make just looks...good! Great for imaginative play, but also to improve eye/hand coordination and for tactile stimulation.
In 1951, the first Colorforms set was released, engaging children's imaginations and becoming an American favorite for over 50 years. This Original Colorforms Set is a replica of that first release, with versatile shapes that can be formed into a limitless number of creative pictures and colorful designs. The Colorform shapes easily attach to any glossy surface (two are included), allowing hours of imaginative play sets, games, puzzles and creative activities.
UNCOMMON KNOWLEDGE: Colorforms began when two art students were experimenting with a new flexible vinyl material and discovered how the vinyl stuck to the glossy paint in their bathroom, and how much fun they had playing with the shapes they had cut out. It was first launched in New York City and was considered for the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).