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.
1. Count out 14-16 cards.
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.
3. Have your child start drawing!
One card is ready to go!
4. Once all the cards have been drawn on, put them in a neat, orderly pile.
5. Staple the opposite end.
Let your child flip through the index cards and watch their person “walk” off the page!
Have you experimented with cartoon-making with your child?