If you have a beautiful picture on an Etch a Sketch do you think an earthquake would erase it?
Not only would an earthquake "erase" the drawing, it would probably destroy the etch-a-sketch and, quite possibly, the building it was in as well!
Why not draw it on something more permanent, like a piece of paper. Or, better yet, make a print (etching or engraving).
How can I better get through to my lib friends? Should I get crayons and draw pictures, use an etch a sketch?
Yes you could do all of that. Right after you have someone teach you how to use them.
Sorry Sean. It was there.
Personally I use a sandbox and a stick. When they don't understand that I hit them with the stick...especially about gun "control".
What are the ingredients of an etch a sketch (the little silver dust stuff inside it)?!?!?!?!?
"The inside surface of the glass screen is coated with aluminum powder and styrene beads which are then scraped off by a movable stylus leaving a dark line on the light-gray screen."
I don't think you have anything to worry about.
It looks like there is a movable stylus inside of the etch-a-sketch that etches away the aluminum powder that is inside the toy. Its pretty intriguing. You see the inside of the toy every time you move the knobs.
Is it possible to draw a rounded line on an "Etch-A-Sketch"?
It's very tricky, but some people can do VERY complex art on Etch a Sketch.
Check these Google images:
How can I make a perfect circle on an Etch-A-Sketch?
You'll need a perfect circle that you can see through - you can make it on transparent film using a compass or circle template and an indelible marker like a Sharpie. You might want to use one that's not solid black so you can see through the ink on the film.
Lay that over the Etch-a-Sketch and move the knobs while attempting to keep the "point" under the line.
What are some highly rated Etch a Sketch Art programs that I can attend to perfect my craft?
Well, I'm not sure about other programs, but I've invented a holder that you slip the Etch-a-Sketch into so that you can lay flat on your back and still work on your drawings directly overhead. Cool, huh? Just send me $149.95 (plus postage and handling) and I'll get it right to you.
(Maybe you could use it to draw a copy of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.)
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the grey that you see is aluminum powder.
when you turn the knobs you are moving a stylus against the glass front - the stylus scrapes the powder off. The black lines are you seeing the insides of the box through the glass.
when you turn it upside down to shake to erase, you are re-distributing the powder. it sticks to the glass ready to be scraped off again. the stylus (pen..) is controlled by wires that the knobs pull through pulleys to move it around.
I bought mine at Target. You can ask the customer service people to look it up but sometimes they dont have a clue. I found mine on one of the aisle endcaps. They are usually hanging with other smaller items in the toy department. Your best bet would be to go and look around yourself.
I think I remember seeing some at Walgreens Pharmacy. Good luck.