June 7, 2020

Here's the flippinest, fun way to let your creativity come to life. 

Ray Weatherford introduces one way to animate drawings and tell a story as drawings come alive as you flip through them. 

Materials | Supplies

  • sticky note pads
  • cardboard
  • notecards
  • paper
  • colored pencils, marker, pens
  • stapler or binder clip

Concepts Explored

  • animation
  • persistence of vision
  • sequence and patterns
  • cause and effect
  • creativity

Discovery Starters

How else could you create the images for a flipbook? 

Do you think professional animators use flipbooks, why? 

What was most challenging in creating a flipbook? 

Explore Further

Can you think of other ways to animate drawings? 

What would happen if you add more detailed drawings to your Flipbook? 


Additional Resources

OkGo Sandbox website Flip Book Challenge

Walmart.com Animation Lab for Kids