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Birthday present ideas for grandson

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Beesh Wed 13-Jan-21 20:10:13

My grandson will be 7 next week. One of the things he has asked for is “something arty with different shaped rulers!” Does anyone know what this is, and where I can get it please?

PaperMonster Wed 13-Jan-21 20:32:14

Might he mean something like the old Spirograph? My daughter was bought a version of it a few years ago and enjoyed it for a while.

Jane10 Wed 13-Jan-21 20:33:23

I found the 'Wicked Uncle' website excellent for interesting age appropriate suggestions. They had things I'd never thought of. Great fun too. They deliver quickly and efficiently.

kittylester Wed 13-Jan-21 21:15:42

I echo Wicked Uncle too. And they gift wrap!

kittylester Wed 13-Jan-21 21:20:23

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EllanVannin Wed 13-Jan-21 21:30:37

A stencil template ?

Hejira Wed 13-Jan-21 21:33:43

I wonder if he means geometric templates. Try typing that into an Amazon search. Also try S curves and linograph.

Hetty58 Wed 13-Jan-21 21:34:33

I'd always ask his parents. I also like Wicked Uncle.

Gelisajams Wed 13-Jan-21 22:49:31

Does he mean a set of plastic French curves? Look on e bay.

Beesh Wed 13-Jan-21 23:06:41

Thank you all so much. I will check out some of your suggestions tomorrow.

NotSpaghetti Thu 14-Jan-21 00:55:41

I did once see a set of rulers with wiggly shapes along them - the sort of shapes you may want to trace to make a fancy edge on a greeting card.
If you don't work out what exactly he wants it might be worth a look in the card-making section of, say, hobbycraft.

M0nica Thu 14-Jan-21 07:07:41

Ask his parents. they will know what he is talking about.

Lucca Thu 14-Jan-21 08:08:28

I looked at the wicked uncle site . Some great ideas but I did bristle when I saw the choice “boys gifts “. “Girls gifts”

Humbertbear Thu 14-Jan-21 09:16:37

have a look at the arts and crafts site on The Works.