A unique STEAM-approved project that brings us back in time to the 19th century, when Thaumatropes were a popular toy with children.
Based on optical illusion, Thaumatropes are usually designed as circular discs with a picture illustrated on each side. And when you twirl the strings on the sides (or sometimes a stick) fast enough, both images magically blend into one!
Comes with everything you need to put together a whopping 12 optical thaumatropes - 6 with strings on their sides and 6 on a stick. Attached with easy-to-understand pictorial instructions so that even those little fingers can figure it out on their own!
Develops: • Creativity and self-expression • Integrated STEAM approach to learning • Fine motor control and manipulation • Attention to detail • Patience and focus • Mindfulness-based cognitive learning • Resourcefulness and imaginative thinking • Confidence and self-esteem
The fun's not over when this project's done - these marvellous thaumatropes are a perfect way to encourage early curiosity into the world of optical illusion; and is a wonderful opportunity to complement an introduction to Science with some good ol' crafting fun!
Includes: materials and components to create 12 optical thaumatropes, set of instructions