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Friday, March 2, 2012

Cat’s Cradle and Other Fantastic String Figures: Over 20 String Games

Cat’s Cradle and Other Fantastic String Figures: Over 20 String Games
Where to purchase: www.amazon.com

Do you recall playing string figure games, such as Cat’s Cradle and Jacob’s Ladder, a good deal while growing up. We played it during school recess and at home – as a matter of fact we played it wherever we could, on automobile trips, vacations etc. It can be rather habit-forming and a piece of thread fits into every pocket.

The writer of Cat’s Cradle and Other Fantastic String Figures, Elizabeth Encarnacion, has collected a great book with over 20 string games. It comes with everything your children (and you) need to get going: a colorful string, detailed directions and even a DVD to watch just in case you get your fingers in a twine.

The writer presents a short explanation of the history of string figures, which I think is quite interesting. String figures games have, surprisingly, been around for hundreds of years and still to this day grownups and kids enjoy creating fantastic figures. Learn to create: Witch’s Broom, Jacob’s Ladder, Cat’s Whiskers, Eiffel Tower and your friends will be more than impressed.

All in all, this book would make a well received present for young and old.

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