The Thaumatrope is a Victorian toy constructed from a simple disk or card featuring a different picture on each side and attached to two pieces of string. When the strings are twirled rapidly the card rotates on its axis and the two images appear to combine.
This month's free thaumatrope kit includes everything you need to make your own moving picture disk! Request a kit by calling (920) 236-5208 or stopping at the Children’s Service Desk. You can also schedule a pickup time at calendly.com/oshkoshpubliclibrary. Check out our YouTube channel for project instructions.