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12 June 2021

Let’s Build Our Thaumatrope

  • Workshop

In these workshops children will develop artistic and creative skills while exploring ancient techniques of animation. Young people will explore animation through the making of their very own Thaumatrope- a popular Victorian toy.

Children will be the artists, the makers and the storytellers. The workshop will show us how art, storytelling, and technology can work together to enhance local cultural heritage.

These pre-recorded workshops will be available to view all day on Saturday 12th June and will show children how to build their own Wexford themed Thaumatrope from scratch. Materials that you will need to participate in this activity include:

– paper

– pencil, colours

– glue stick

Thaumatrope Tutorial 1 – How to make a Thaumatrope

Thaumatrope Tutorial 2 – How do Thaumatropes work

Thaumatrope Tutorial 3 – Art and Technology behind Animation


To download a Thaumatrope template go to

The project has been developed and designed by Calmast, who have nearly 20 years’ experience in developing and delivering STEAM (science, technology, engineering art and technology) engagement activity nationally and internationally. It will be led by Enrica Amplo, mechantronic engineer and toy designer.


Cruinniú na nÓg - Wexford

Online Event

12 Jun 2021

9.00AM - 9.00PM

Age range