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F for Flipbook – Get Crafty #BlogchatterA2Z

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.

Supplies
Sticky notes 20-25
Pencil and eraser
Black pen
Light source

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.

DIY light source for FlipBook
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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”.

“Love makes us happy” FlipBook
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Hope you enjoy it!

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Theme Reveal- Get Crafty #BlogchatterA2Z

Last year I participated in #MyFriendAlexa for the first time and formed a long lasting relationship with Blogchatter. It helped me realise my potential as I could plan and write 8 blogs within the month of October 2020.

Blogchatter’s new campaign is here which is more challenging and I’ve braced myself up again. #BlogchatterA2Z has 26 blogs to be written within the month of April. Each day of April is assigned a letter which needs to be used in your title and blog. Sundays have been excused to get your thinking gears rested and keep churning further writing ideas. Write your blogs, read and engage with fellow bloggers and grow with them is what its going to be all about. The fun part is that each blogger is coming up with an interesting theme for their collection of 26 blogs and here I am to share my theme with you all.

Schools have taken a break as kids have finished their exams and are getting ready to be promoted into their next grades. A few days of school and kids will have their summer break when even online classes will go on halt and parents have to tap into their creativity to keep them busy. While I was still thinking on what my theme should be, my girl had finished her exams and declared that she wanted me to spend some time exploring arts and crafts with her. That’s when I decided that my theme is going to be around this idea and Eira jumped in with a YES when I asked her to help me out.

Our theme for #BlogchatterA2Z is “Get Crafty”
We are going to share lots of fun and easy crafts, paintings and other ideas which will be easy to do with your kids while having lots of fun.

Being crafty involves a lot of hand-eye co-ordination and imagination while using scissor skills and finger grasps all of which are excellent for kids. No matter whether you have a toddler or an older child, all these ideas are definitely going to help them in their essential development while taking you on a memory ride into your own childhood.

So stay tuned with us from 1st to 30th of April and get your creativity flowing…