Animation Part 2: Creating a thaumatrope.
Creating a story with two pictures.
A thaumatrope is a toy that was popular in the 19th century. A disk with a picture on each side is attached to two pieces of string. When the strings are twirled quickly between the fingers the two pictures appear to blend into one due to the persistence of vision. Students designed two images that when combined created one story. They then drew this onto one circular card disk and added colour. When complete they added elastic bands to either side and when twisted the images combined to create one moving image.
During Key Stage 2 pupils develop their creativity and imagination through more complex activities. These help to build on their skills and improve their control of materials, tools and techniques. They increase their critical awareness of the roles and purposes of art, craft and design in different times and cultures. They become more confident in using visual and tactile elements and materials and processes to communicate what they see, feel and think.