15 December 2011

helical springs of fame.....

they bounce...
they travel down steps...

troops in the Vietnam War used them as mobile radio
antennas as have amateur radio operators

NASA has used them in zero-gravity physics
experiments in the Space Shuttle

2-1⁄2" tall and 98 coils of high-grade steel


originated in the state of Pennsylvania
and nominated as the state toy

issued as a postage stamp

inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame


the most fun-filled napkin ring ever!

 sit back and watch everyone’s reaction!

it's just embroidery, have fun with it!


Kim@Snug Harbor said...

That was an interesting piece of history! I loved playing with that when I was a kid. Great idea to use them as napkin rings!

LuLu Kellogg said...

I used to play with these things for hours on end!



designchic said...

How cute is this...still love a slinky!!

designchic said...

How cute is this...still love a slinky!!

Barbara F. said...

I loved my Slinky! I would watch it go down the stairs for hours. What a cool idea to use it as a napkin ring!

pretty pink tulips said...

I remember my first slinky!!! Love the idea of using it as a napkin ring - brilliant!!!

Ho ho holidays!
xoxo Elizabeth

Privet and Holly said...

Love Slinkys and the
Ho to the third power
made me laugh out loud!
I can only imagine how
much fun you must be
on person!

xx Suzanne

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, my goodness! How much fun will that start at a table?!?! Such a great idea, Cathy!! blessings ~ tanna

Teresa said...

I grew up in a one story house, and lived my childhood devastated by the fact that I did not have a staircase to play Slinky on.
I was determined not to warp my own children in the same way, so every house we've owned has had stairs!
Love the Slink.

Ginger Zuck said...

Too cute and fun!! I love the napkins.

M.T. Pocketts said...

I gave a Slinky to my big, tough Marine son-in-law for Christmas last year. He didn't expect that! This year, silly putty?!