One of the earliest forms of animation was the thaumatrope, or “wonder turner” toy. It was invented in the 19th century and, as simple as it was, blazed a new trail for animation as we know it today. It was a small spinning disc that created the optical illusion of two images in one, thanks to a phenomenon called "persistence of vision." Your child can make their very own wonder turner toy using a few simple steps and their own creativity!
- Disc shaped cardstock
- Hole puncher
- Black marker or black China marker
- Colored pencils or crayons
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