Etch A Sketch Day
Etch A Sketch Day is observed on July 12 of every year. Etch A Sketch is a mechanical toy used for drawing and was invented by André Cassagnes of France. The Ohio Art Company manufactured it, and now it is owned by Spin Master of Canada. Etch a sketch has gone through many evolutions since 1950 and has crossed many generations as a timeless toy. Many must have used etch a sketch in their childhood to draw pictures on the screen and by removing them using a plastic slider. Etch A Sketch Day is celebrated mainly in many organisations. This day commemorates etch a sketch and encourages everyone to be creative and fun.
“I call it the Etch A Sketch life. Every few years, you should shake that thing up.” – John Tesh
History of Etch A Sketch Day
Etch a sketch was first introduced to the market on July 12, 1960. Etch A Sketch Day celebrates the success of the toy and July 12 was selected because it was when the Etch a sketch was first sold into the market. Etch a sketch sold more than 6 lakh units and was one of the best-known toys of that period. Etch a sketch is currently owned by Spin Master Corp which is a leading children’s entertainment company. This organisation celebrates the day by introducing new products that are related to etch a sketch like the Etch A Sketch Freestyle and Etch A Sketch Joystick. Spin Master Corp bought etch a sketch on 2016 and honoured the day by making a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS, by making people draw on the etch a sketch all around the world at the same time.
Other Celebrations on July 12
July 12 is also celebrated as
- National Pecan Pie Day
- National Different Colored Eyes Day
- National Simplicity Day
- New Conversation Day
- International Malala Day
How to celebrate Etch A Sketch Day
Celebrate Etch A Sketch Day by simply drawing and scribbling on a paper or in a etch a sketch. Etch A Sketch Day encourages people to do some artworks and stories which we must have lastly done in our childhood. One can buy an etch a sketch to relish this day with some sketching. This toy can be a great tool if you are interested in drawing or painting. Few organisations celebrate the day by exhibiting the artworks that are best from their collections. Post pictures and share your Etch A Sketch Day celebrations on social media by using the hashtag #EtchASketchDay.