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Create a cartoon

Updated: May 21, 2021

Make an optical toy called a thaumatrope.

A thaumatrope is an optical toy that allows your brain and eyes to see two images at the same time!


You will need:

  • paper

  • a straw or pencil

  • sticky tape

  • colouring pens

How to create a cartoon

  1. Fold the piece of paper in half

  2. Draw a picture on each side of the paper

  3. Fold your paper around the straw or pencil

  4. Use sticky tape to attach your paper to the straw or pencil

  5. Place the straw or pencil between the palms of your hands and roll it backwards and forwards

  6. What do you see?

Well done! You've created a cartoon. How about you create another one with a different character? Can you create a story about your cartoon characters?
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