Making a Flipbook : Discovery at Home

What you need:

  • 4 note cards or a stack of sticky notes.
  • Scissors.
  • Staples.
  • Pen, pencil or marker.


  1. Cut note cards in half or use 8 sticky notes.
  2. Stack note card cutouts and staple them together or make sure your sticky notes are stuck to one another along the sticky edge.
  3. Start the beginning of your drawing on the last page. (This will make it easier to flip through).
  4. Add slight changes to your drawing on each page to show motion.
  5. Once complete, add a title to your flipbook and your name.

Ways to Expand the Activity:

  • Make your own stop motion animation video with toys. Take pictures of your toys and move them slightly in each picture. Take about 10 pictures and put them together to watch them come to life!

What Kids Learn:

  • Stop motion is an animated filmmaking technique where objects are physically manipulated in small increments - moved slightly in each frame so that once the images are put together, the object will appear to be in full motion. An example of this is the Lego Movie.