The Original Classic Colorforms®Set

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What is it

This set is a reproduction of the original Colorforms® set that started it all! The set includes an elegant spiral-bound activity book that stores 350 brightly coloured pieces, an illustrated design guide, and versatile play board. The reusable coloured pieces stick to any glossy surface—and each other—over and over again, for countless creative combinations. Everything fits neatly in the  box, featuring the original logo and Colorforms® story on the back.

Set includes:

• Sturdy 5-pg. spiral-bound booklet
• 350 colored pieces
• Detailed design guide
• 12” x 14” play board
• Heavy-duty storage box

What our team of testers said

"It's so colourful!" - Boy aged 7

"Look at all these shapes, I'm going to see what I can make" - Girl aged 8

Skills Developed

  • Encourages creativity
  • Refines fine motor control

What our experts think

This classic toy stood out and was very popular with our testers. It is very intuitive – the children worked out how to use it without any guidance at all! The possibilities for expressing themselves creatively were endless, and children enjoyed exploring what they could make with the different shapes, which promotes shape and colour recognition and imaginative play. Matching and fitting different shapes together also compliments children’s logic and STEM learning by promoting skills used in technical drawing, layouts and flow charts which are used in engineering.

We observed a wide range of art work from self-portraits to Picasso style abstracts and the children were very proud of their masterpieces! The size of the pieces required fine motor control and hand-eye coordination to place them in the desired location (and to remove them from the sheet). There were however some minor issues with it being slightly tricky to remove the pieces from the sheet and some of the pieces were damaged in the process.

Features

  • RRP: £39.99
  • Brands: Colorforms
  • Key Features:
    • No batteries required
  • Toy Types: .Toys
    Arts, crafts & creative kits
  • Types of skills developed: Art & design
    Cognitive
    Colour, shape and pattern recognition
    Creativity
    Design & technology
    Fine motor skills
    Hand-eye coordination
    Imaginative play
    Logic, strategy & problem solving
    Physical & motor skills

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