THAUMATROPE Animation technique level 2 & 3

THAUMATROPE- “The Spinning Wonder”

When your eye sees an object, it holds on to a picture of that object for a fraction of a second while it “talks” with the brain- this is why sometimes you see an object for a split second after it is gone. This phenomenon is known as Persistence of Vision. As you spin the Thaumatrope disc, you can see each picture long enough to have two images merge into one.


Individual experiment task

You will need:

– thin piece of cardboard
– hole punch
– pencil
– scissors
– glue
– string