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A traditional string game where brightly coloured cord is used to create a range of amzing shapes. Buy 2 and Save £1.00!

Cat's Cradle is a traditional string game that has been played around the world for thousands of years. It does not appear that this game has a particular origin but was developed independently by many cultures around the same time. This string game allows the player to form lots of different shapes, dictated by how you position your fingers and where the string eventually goes when you are positioning your fingers!

It is a great game for children to learn as it requires dexterity, concentration and patience but is lots of fun to play! The cat's cradle toy can be played by oneself or with friends and whilst you commonly use your hands to form the shapes, it can be lots of fun to use toes, knees and elbows as well!

A booklet containing instructions for a wide range of shapes is included.

A lovely traditional game that will provide lots of fun for children of all ages and is also educational as it is a great means of developing childrens dexterity skills. This traditional toy makes a great stocking filler or Christmas tree gift, and is also the perfect little additional present to accompany a larger gift.

Recommended for children aged 5 years + Buy 2 and SAVE £1.00!

If you are looking for a selection of stocking filler gifts, why not order one of our traditional stocking filler toy sets which includes seven traditional children’s toys saving you an average of £3 off the cost of ordering the items individually. This option is available from the drop down product selection menu. Gifts vary slightly depending on whether the stocking is for a boy or a girl, but will be selected from a range of items which include balloon toys (cars, helicopters or trains), wooden patience ball games, wooden yo yo's, castanets, pull back racing animals, wooden jewellery, cat's cradle toys and threading games. Please send us a message if you would like a particular kit included in the mix.

made from:

Sturdy patterned cord.


20cm x 18cm

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2 customer reviews

  • Tue 27 Aug 2013

    Learning, sorry, relearning an old favourite, so I'm glad I saw it on your website.

  • Thu 10 Jan 2013

    Always good. Postage is a bit high, though.

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