Recognized as one of the 100 most memorable and creative toys of the 20th century, the Etch A Sketch has served as both a children's toy and a platform for those looking to prove they can make art on even the most ridiculous things.

If you were a child of the 80s, you'd know it rocked. Hard. Now, on the off-chance that that got you all nostalgic, why not give into your inner inventor and make a Etch a Sketch of your own? In the inaugural MAKE: Inventions video, Steve Hoefer talks a little about the origins of the Etch a Sketch and then dives into the wizardry that is making one of these babies.

Enjoy.

[Youtube via Gizmodo and Mental Floss]