The Etch a Sketch is a toy that has entertained and fascinated generations of kids. It allows you to draw using a straight lines controlled by the knobs, which can be difficult to master. But once you learn how to do it properly impressive pictures can be made. Etch a Sketch celebrates this classic toy’s birthday. It was released to the public on July 12, 1960. Celebrate this holiday by buying an etch a sketch for yourself or for your own children to remind yourself just how fun it can be.