My First Cartoon Flipbook

My First Cartoon Flipbook

 

Big Brother and I decided we would attempt his first cartoon flip book today.  It turned out just okay (mostly because he got tired of drawing his person after a couple cards), but it was a fun experiment nonetheless!

 

Here’s what you’ll need:  several 3 x 5 index cards, a ruler, a pencil or pen, and a stapler.

 

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1.  Count out 14-16 cards.

 

 

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2.  Put the 2″ mark on a ruler on the very edge of your card.  Mark a dot on every card 1/8″ closer to the end of the card.  This is where your child will begin drawing the head.

 

 

 

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3.  Have your child start drawing!

 

 

 

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One card is ready to go!

 

 

 

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4.  Once all the cards have been drawn on, put them in a neat, orderly pile.

 

 

 

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5.  Staple the opposite end.

 

 

 

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Let your child flip through the index cards and watch their person “walk” off the page!

 

 

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Have you experimented with cartoon-making with your child?

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