The first Etch A Sketch toy was produced on July 12, 1960. It was a big seller from early on, and over the years, Ohio Art made several other creative, artistic toys — such as those shown below. Alas, in 2016, the Etch A Sketch and Doodle Sketch brands were sold to the company Spin Master.
50 million moms can’t be wrong (1970s)
Moms know, nothing draws out creativity like the Etch A Sketch magic screen. The power of imagination. To explore. To discover. To accomplish. To think. Remember? It’s that one toy you would never use the same way twice, and it seemed to last forever. Open their world with the Etch a Sketch magic screen. It’s one of the nicest childhood memories anyone can have.
It’s new and different every day (1973)
Ohio Art’s world-famous drawing toy
As new as the day. As different as your dreams. Etch A Sketch will change right along with your mood…because it draws on your imagination. Just by turning the knobs, you can create countless drawings and designs. To erase. turn Etch A Sketch upside down and shake. The picture magically disappears. No matter how often you use it, there is always something new to make. Etch A Sketch… it’s new and different every day.
Make a horse fly! (1987)
Etch A Sketch: It takes a kid’s imagination as far as it wants to go.
Make a doodle diddle!
Sketch A Doodle: Creativity comes in all kinds of shapes and sizes.
Twirl O Paint: Kids pick the colors, spin the art, and create an original every time.
Ohio Art – The world of toys – Making creativity fun
Ohi Art Toys Give Happiness
Through hour after hour after hour of play. Naturally, a parent wonders why this is so, and we’d like to tell you.
Ohio Art toys are designed to involve the child. Each has a built-in challenge with a reward in direct ratio to active participation. Each is appropriate within the range of ability. This makes a happy experience of play — time after time. Isn’t that what you want from toys for your children?