A flipbook is an early form of animation that paved the way for many improvements in animation that we see on-screen today. It is a small book of drawings showing a series of pictures in progression form of movement so when the pages are flipped, they animate a scene and create an illusion of movement.
Flipbooks are hand-drawn and also digitally printed. They create the same effect and show a story or a scene. Flipbook animation has been around for over 150 years. Pierre-Hubert Desvignes created a version of the flipbook around 1860, though John Barnes Linnett, a British lithograph printer, was the first to patent the design. Linnett’s flipbook debuted in 1868 and was called the kineograph, which is Latin for “moving picture.”
Usually index cards are used as they provide the stiffness needed for easy flipping but sticky notes can be used as well. If trying to make our of paper, we have tried and tested it and they do not flip that well.
Sticky notes 20-25
Pencil and eraser
Let’s get started
1. Light source is a device used by professionals to place their cards and draw as the image progresses. The light reflecting through the paper makes it easy to be seen on the next paper placed over it and draw the next proceeding image. We did not have a light source and neither did I plan to buy it. So we tried a DIY for it too. Under a glass table, we placed a mobile phone with the flashlight turned on which reflects ample of light. Eira was able to see through well as you can see in the video. You can even use your windows and place the sticky notes on them and keep drawing.
2. Using the sticky notes, it becomes easier to start flipping from the bottom so your first image will be on the bottom most sticky note.
3. Rest of the sticky notes will be bent backwards. Now place the next sticky note on top the earlier one. Due to the light source, you can see how the drawing on the earlier note looks like and now draw a little further in your story.
4. Keep repeating this until you finish your story. I have mentioned only 20-25 notes considering kids. Once they master it, they can use the whole sticky notepad.
5. You can add some colors to make it more interesting.
6. Tape around the sticky base of the notes to secure them well.
Your FlipBook is ready. Your child will be super excited to see the story flipping in bits and parts.
Eira tried and tested many flipbooks with pieces of paper, sticky notes and different stories. The flipbook shared above is named “Blooming Life”.
The second FlipBook is called “Love makes us happy”.
Hope you enjoy it!
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