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Spiral Drawing Toy

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John McWhirter

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John McWhirter
Chicago, USA

General Information

A fun and educational tool for drawing spiral patterns.

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Material Description Price
Baltic Birch Plywood

Baltic Birch Plywood

8" × 12" × 1/8" Baltic Birch Plywood

Blue Expanded PVC Sheet

Blue Expanded PVC Sheet

8" × 12" × 1/8" Blue Expanded PVC Sheet (Do not use)


Watch the Class

30 minutes


Make It Yours

5 minutes

Experiment with different hole shapes and patterns on the inner gear to make your own unique spiral art!

I’ve found that curved shapes work better than straight-sided ones. Asymmetric shapes can produce some cool effects—go nuts!


Carve It

16 minutes

I’ve tried it in both baltic birch plywood and expanded PVC and they both work. Acrylic would be ideal, but you would probably have to remove the tabs and use double-sided tape.


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