The thaumatrope is a nineteenth century French invention that plays with your sense of perspective. The original thaumatrope
used the image of a bird in a cage. By quickly spinning the picture of a bird with the picture of an empty cage, it would look as if the bird was in the cage. Any similar images can be used though, such as a fish in a bowl. Here I have depicted a bird in a nest.
The simple toy can be made one of two ways, either flipping the device upside down using string, or rotating it side to side with a stick. Here I am showing the latter method.
: 15 minutes
: Under 5's, 5-10's
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