DIY Thaumatropes

Hello. I started making some snowflake thaumatropes back in December but it was just another one of those posts I never got around to finishing! Six months later and I finally finished some – yay! (Snowflake theme no longer appropriate!)

DIY Thaumatropes | Mini-eco (click to see them in action!)

My kids thought that the ‘cat’s whiskers’ design was really funny. I like the sparkly gem!

DIY Thaumatropes | Mini-eco (click to see them in action!)

The instructions are below…let me know how you get on. If you have a go at designing your own I would be really interested to see the results ^_^

DIY Thaumatropes | Mini-eco (click to see them in action!)

I have included an envelope template so that you can send them through the post – they make a nice alternative to a card I think!?

DIY Thaumatropes | Mini-eco (click to see them in action!)

Have a look here to see my favorite thaumatrope of all time. (Such a cool idea and I’m a bit jealous it wasn’t mine).

DIY Thaumatropes | Mini-eco (click to see them in action!)

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DIY Thaumatropes | Mini-eco (click to see them in action!)

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I recommend printing the card on good quality paper/card. Print the envelopes on standard paper. Set your printing preferences to ‘photo’ or ‘best-photo’, ‘plain paper’ and ‘grayscale’.

Thaumatrope (PDF)
Envelope (PDF)

DIY thaumatropes - click through to see them in action

23 thoughts on “DIY Thaumatropes

  1. Hexagon and thaumatrope, that cant’ be better!
    Thank’s a lot, I will make them with my son and his friends tomorow at his birthday party!
    Caramise (from France)

  2. aaaw this is cute and adorable , love it. We made it as kiddo’s of an big old button.
    but this much more fun.
    thank you for the great tute and sharing and free templates.
    I will make one for my sis, this will be made her day;-D
    have a fun great happy crafting weekend as well;-D

  3. Kate,

    Thanks so much for this! I used it for a Sunday School class I teach. Changed the graphics to David, from David & Goliath.

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