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Flip Book

Sent in by:
Meaghan of Medford, MA 


What you need for this ZOOMdo:
  • small pad of paper
  • tape
  • markers or crayons
What you do for this ZOOMdo:

  1. Take a small pad of paper and put tape around the top so the pages won't fall out.
  2. To make a picture look like it's moving, you have to draw the same thing, but make it move a little each time on each page.
  3. Here's how to make a face go from a frown to a smile. On the last page of your pad draw your first picture. To make a face, draw a circle with 2 eyes. (You'll put in the mouth later.)
  4. Trace just the circle and the eyes onto all of the other pages. Those parts won't move.
  5. Now make the mouth. Start with drawing the happy mouth on the last page.
  6. Draw the mouth on each of the other pages, but each time you draw it make the line get flatter until it's a straight line. Then make it bend in the other direction into a frown.
  7. You can color in the background if you want to.
  8. Flip it forwards and backwards to make your face smile and frown. Now you have your own mini-movie.
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