Students will complete a phenakistoscope with 16 images,
outlined and colored, that creates the illusion of continuous movement.
They will further develop their understandings of the basic animation
concepts, and in addition will be able to explain the concept of
Cut out a phenakistoscope template, starting with a circle
at least 11 inches across. Evenly spaced around the edge are 16
slots (as pictured) that should be cut about an eighth of an inch
wide and an inch and a half long. These allow for viewing the image
in the mirror. Trace this template onto poster board for each student
to cut out his or her own phenakistocope.