Keep ’em busy, old school

By Mir
December 3, 2008
Category For the kids

I never owned the original set of Colorforms. But I was always jealous of a friend of mine who had them. I had a Raggedy Ann and Andy set, though. I liked to make Andy wear Ann’s dress. (Hey, when I was six that was hilarious. Don’t judge.)

Anyway, the original Colorforms set is still 350 pieces of clingy fun, and right now it’s down to just $10.99 at Amazon (67% off). This would be perfect for your upcoming holiday travel, no?

Because who doesn’t love Colorforms? Maybe that creepy Snuggle fabric softener bear, the one who’s always promising no static cling. But no one besides him, I’m pretty sure.


  1. but…but…I always liked Snuggle Bear!

  2. mir-gotta agree with you on this one -that Snuggle bear has ALWAYS creeped me out -I think it belonged to Chuckie at one time!

  3. Oh, thank goodness! I thought it was only me. ‘Creepy’ doesn’t begin to describe it.

  4. This is a FANTASTIC price! Most of the toy catalogs have it for like $35!!!!!

  5. Ah, Colorforms. They were a favorite. And shrinky-dinks. And those little plastic circles with the holes that you put your pens into and spun around on the paper to make cool designs. I saw those somewhere the other day.

    Sadly, all that my children are getting this year is Wii related crap. Still plastic, but this time with video!

  6. Spirograph to the comment above me, right?? 🙂

    I had the Muppet Show and the Mork and Mindy Colorforms sets… (no, that doesn’t age me!)

  7. Mir you crack me up about the Snuggle bear!

  8. Thanks a ton, Mir. Been waiting for the price on this to go down!

  9. I bought a few of these for the gift closet! I have a very outgoing daughter who still has 1 1/2 years of preschool left. Thanks Mir!

  10. woohoo — 2 presents done, and it’s not even 9 am! 🙂 that is beautiful, mir, just like you!

  11. Thank you so much! I have been wanting to get these but did not want to pay so much for them. You’re the best!

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