In Colonial America, Puritan children played with the magical, mesmerizing Jacob's Ladder toy. One was found in King Tut's tomb. It is an old folk toy which goes by many names: Magic Tablets, Chinese Blocks, Mexican Ladder and the Klick-Klack Toy.
When the ladder is held at one end, blocks appear to cascade down the strings in a visual illusion. Information on history, magic tricks, and shapes to make is included. A mesmerizing toy that goes back to basics. Ideal for party bags or stocking stuffers.
SIZE: 6.5" X 2.2" X 1"
AGE RANGE: 5 years and up
Technically, the Jacob's Ladder toy works from an engineering perspective with a double-acting hinge. So, the blocks appear to be falling. But comprehending how this works is challenging. It's more enjoyable to watch in fascination. Each time you move the blocks, a cascade of blocks tumbles to the bottom.
Learn this fun trick you can play with this Jacob's ladder: Fold up a dollar bill into a small rectangle and tuck it under one of the tapes. Then operate the Jacob's Ladder. The dollar will successively disappear, appear, disappear, and so on, for no apparent reason.
Channel Craft has been manufacturing in the U.S.A. for over 30 years. They manufacture American Pastimes that are produced by skilled craftsmen and women to ensure aesthetic beauty, durability and great play value. Channel Craft makes toys, games and puzzles that have proven their developmental and entertainment value over decades of use by generations of children.