Dot-to-Dot goes Extreme: Watch us draw a 1,433-dot picture in 30 seconds

A 12-year-old boy recently came into the store with birthday money to spend. He didn’t waste much time looking around. He knew exactly what he wanted: two dot-to-dot books. 

Now when you think of completing a dot-to-dot picture, you probably think of kids sitting down quietly to connect 10 dots, 100 dots, maybe 200. These were the norm when I was growing up. 

Not anymore! The Extreme Dot to Dot books we carry can go as high as 1,800 dots!

I had never tried one, but this young guy got me curious after he told me how much he loved them. To my mind, when kids buy things with their own money, they must have had a great time doing it.

So I decided that I was going to try one too! I chose Extreme Dot to Dot: Extreme Animals, and this is what I saw when I opened the book:

Extreme Dot to Dot book opened to incomplete picture

Okay, that’s a lot of dots — 1,433 to be exact!

I decided to take a time-lapse video of this awesome dot-to-dot being formed. It was challenging at times, but I had a lot of fun and had great sense of accomplishment when I finished. It was really intriguing trying to figure out what the scene was going to be. Can you guess what the image is before it’s done?

If you or someone you know is interested in a fun way to keep your brain sharp and engaged, come in and check out our selection of Extreme Dot to Dots, Extreme Maze and Adventure Math books for those who want to keep their brains sharp and engaged.

They come in many different themes, so I am sure you will find one that interests you.