Continuing on with the 60's-70's theme, allow me to share with you two of my prized possessions: My Spirograph and Super Spirograph, circa 1969.
Growing up, I LOVED my two Spirographs, even more than my Easy Bake Oven (which I still have, of course). They sat on a shelf in my parents' basement until recently, when I brought them home and decided to try them out again after all these years.
It took no time at all for me to remember that there is a certain degree of skill involved in using the Spirograph. Or maybe the word is control. The more loops on the design, the more apt you are to screw it up just before you finish it.
In playing with the Spirograph, I discovered that the fine-tipped end of a Zig Writer works perfectly. Much better than those weird ball-point pens that originally came with the set. It seems a good use for pens that don't see a lot of action these days.
After a bit more practice, I might be ready to incorporate some Spirograph designs into cards or scrapbooking projects.
Or maybe I'll just keep playing.