Ball of Whacks – Creativity Tool for Innovators

ball of whacksIf you leave this lying around, someone is bound to pick it up and start playing with it – the kids, parents, grandparents – no one can resist this amazing toy! You can make art out of it. You can use it to build. The sky’s the limit.

30 magnetic pyramid shaped pieces that act as building blocks! Includes a fun activity guidebook! — Are you stumped for ideas? Do you want a fresh perspective on a problem? — This ball of magnetic pieces is proven to jump start your creativity and imagination. Based on the rhombic triacontahedron, this ball consists of 30 magnetic pyramid shaped pieces that act as building blocks for an unlimited number of uses. — You can create inspiring shapes, challenge yourself to recreate patterns shown in the activity book, have fun forming new designs, and much more! — Recommended ages 8+

While this comes with a 96-page illustrated creativity guidebook, you may never open it.  As soon as this comes out of the box, you start fidgeting with it and won’t be able to put it down.  Be a designer and create new shapes or use it in a creative workshop to develop ideas or use it as a meditation aid to free your mind from other concerns.

ballofwhacksInspired by the idea that a playful attitude is fundamental to creative thinking, the Ball of Whacks was designed as a creativity tool for developing ideas.  If you are looking for the perfect gift for an engineer, writer, artist or musician, this is your new go-to gift!  This will stimulate their brain!

The original Ball of Whacks is 30 pieces, but there are new options.  There is a 6 color Ball of Whacks, expanding its creative possibilities with color challenges for even more brain-teasing fun!  Can you assemble the Ball so that NO same color pieces touch along their sides or at the points?

There is also the Big Ball of Whacks with 36 red magnetic pieces.  There are 24 Whack pieces, 6 Half-Whacks, and 6 Flat-Whacks.  This complex structure presents a greater challenge in reconstructing the Ball shape. It also opens up far more hands-on creative options as you design your own shapes.

Personally, I think every budding STEM and Engineering student should own one.  My daughter is a future engineer and I now know what we will be gifting to her professors and friends at college!

**Please note that due to the magnets, this is not a toy for younger children!**