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How does a Magna Doodle Work?

A drawing toy with a white screen and a "pen" that lets you draw on it, along with a slider to erase the whole thing when you're through: Magna Doodle has remained popular with kids despite its simplicity.


Model Rocket Quiz

Model Rocket Quiz

Have you ever built a model rocket? Test your knowledge and take our Model Rocket Quiz! See more »

Inside an Etch-a-Sketch

Inside an Etch-a-Sketch

How does an Etch-a-Sketch work? Take a look inside an Etch-a-Sketch to learn about how this popular toy works. See more »

How to Build Pinball Machines Without Electrocuting Yourself

How to Build Pinball Machines Without Electrocuting Yourself

Toy Manufacturing videos on HowStuffWorks include the best, most popular Toy Manufacturing videos anywhere on the Web. Check out our Toy Manufacturing videos. See more »

How It's Made: Lawn Bowling Ball

How It's Made: Lawn Bowling Ball

This kind of bowling is played outdoors, not in a bowling alley. And the path to victory is not straight. Find out how these special lawn bowling balls are made. See more »

Ultimate Classic Toys Quiz

Ultimate Classic Toys Quiz

This classic toys quiz will test your knowledge of some of the most famous toys from your childhood. Test yourself with this classic toys quiz. See more »

Stack 'em Up: Lego Blocks Quiz

Stack 'em Up: Lego Blocks Quiz

This Lego quiz will test your knowledge of the versatile plastic building blocks. Test yourself with the Lego quiz. See more »

How It's Made: Colored Pencils

How It's Made: Colored Pencils

This clip from The Science Channel's "How It's Made" illustrates the process of creating colored pencils. See more »

How Slot Car Racing Works

How Slot Car Racing Works

Slot car racing became popular in the 1960s and is still going strong. Read about the history and science of slot car racing. See more »

How Pinewood Derbies Work

How Pinewood Derbies Work

The pinewood derby has been around since 1953 and is still going strong. Learn about the first pinewood derby and see why so many love these races. See more »

Who invented the Barbie doll and why?

Who invented the Barbie doll and why?

Barbie history is darker than the doll's platinum tresses; this icon was inspired by a German sex toy. Read about Barbie history and the muse behind her. See more »