Cats Cradle, Owls Eyes: A Book of String Games by Camilla GryskiThis book has all of the string games / figures I remember playing as a kid, plus many Ive never even heard of, including The Siberian House and The Japanese Butterfly. Ive seen The Fishnet before, but never knew what it was. The book shows how to go from The FIshnet into the Eiffel Tower and then a Witchs Hat. Several of the figure instructions show progressions such as these. The diagrams are easy to understand (at least for an adult or older kids) and there are useful notes along with the diagrams to round out the instruction.
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Cat's cradle is one of the oldest games in recorded human history, and involves creating various string figures , either individually or by passing a loop of string back and forth between two or more players. Independent versions of this game have been found in indigenous cultures throughout the world, including in Africa, Eastern Asia, the Pacific Islands, Australia, the Americas, and the Arctic. The game consists of two or more players making a sequence of string figures, each altering the figure made by the previous player. The game begins with one player making the eponymous figure Cat's Cradle above. After each figure, the next player manipulates that figure and removes the string figure from the hands of the previous player with one of a few simple motions and tightens the loop to create another figure, for example, Diamonds.
Cat's cradle is an engaging game played with string. Variations of the game have been played for hundreds of years in many cultures. It's easy to learn and fun to see how long you and your partner can keep from dropping the string formations. The players learn how to change the string from one conformation to the next. People of all ages can play. It's simple, but stimulating and you can't beat the price: just the cost of a piece of string, which you can probably find laying around the house! This Instructable is going to teach you how to play this entertaining game.