Scoobies is a plaiting and knotting craft, originally aimed at children, which originated in France, where it became a fad in the 1960s. It came back into fashion in various countries, including the United Kingdom, in 2004 and 2005. It uses commercially supplied plastic strips or tubes. Scoobies are supple, round, hollow plastic tubes usually about 80 centimeters in length. They are sold in various colors, sizes and types. They are used to make various items by binding them together with special knots. Each scoobie pack comes with heaps of different colored scoobie strings. Scoobies can be used to make cool jewelry and random accessories as well. Key chains, friendship bands and other trinkets are common, although more complicated shapes and figures can also be created. With a fair amount of expertise animal figures can also be made. Scoobies as a craft involves creation of inanimate or animate objects through the knotting of plastic hollow strands. Comprehensive 'Do it yourself guides' and learning media is available very easily. Scoobies hence make up the ultimate gift for any and every child and adult. Scoobies have the ability to keep children amused for longer periods of time. They stimulate children to be more creative and also to further experiment with their capabilities. Children also like scoobies for it is a trend that has picked up lately. Hence children are genuinely keen on embracing them. Another noticeable feature is that the affection for scoobies is highly prevalent among adults too. Scoobies make the ultimate toy if one wants to bring the creator within themselves.