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How to Make a Flip Book

Craft Ideas | 7-14 yrs | Interactive, Learning Pod

What is a Flip Book?

A flip book is a book with pictures in a series. Each picture is slightly different from the one before. So, when you quickly flip the pages, the pictures look like they are moving!

What You Need

  • Notepad
  • Post it Notes
  • Pencil/Pen/Color pencil

5 Steps to Make a Flip Book

  1. On the last page, draw a circle and two eyes. You will make the mouth later.
  2. Trace the circle and two eyes on the other pages. These parts will not move.
  3. Start making the mouth. First, draw a happy mouth on the last page.
  4. Draw the mouth on all the other pages too, but each time make the line flatter, until you get a straight line. Next, make it bend in the reverse direction to form a frown.
  5. Flip it forwards or backwards to make your face smile or frown!

How Flip Books Work?

Flip books work because of an optical illusion- persistence of vision. As the images you see move fast, your eye can’t see them individually. So, it only sees one image, which looks like it’s moving.

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