A thaumatrope was a hugely popular toy in Victorian times, a kind of old-school stop motion trick, or an old-school show with only one channel. With the wonder of persistence of vision, a bird magically transported into a cage with just a twirl of a string.

A thaumatrope was a hugely popular toy in Victorian times, a kind of old-school…

Science activity that demonstrates persistence of vision

Science activity that demonstrates persistence of vision

Salvador Dalí - The Persistence of Memory (La persistencia de la memoria)

The Persistence of Memory - Salvador Dali Brian and I saw this painting in St Pete. We loved Dali.

To read this in Italian, click here. Saturday’s workshop was probably the one of the most challenging, but fun workshops yet, we made flip books -which are basically a series of drawings that…

Animation (Flip Book) Workshop

Party activity could be to color / assemble a fishy flip book animation sequence. Could also hand out prizes for different categories, to award the budding animators with movie-themed Oscars!

persistence of vision clip

persistence of vision clip

Make a Thaumatrope.  This one is even cooler!  (relates to the LED light patterns we were looking at...) @elizwerness

Old School Fun: Make a Thaumatrope

How to make a thaumatrope. Mix art and science to teach about the persistence of vision with this old fashioned DIY toy.

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