Watch the picture change in this cool summer coloring project. The kids will love making their next coloring session way more interesting with these two pictures in one agamograph activity. It’s a fun paper craft for summer camp, too. This activity is a sneak peek into our Summer Fun STEAM Explorers activity pack, too!
What is an Agamograph?
Ever felt like a painting was watching you? Maybe it was designed that way! Agamographs are a form of lenticulars or kinetic images that change based upon the angle of the viewer. They’re named after the Israeli sculptor, Yaacov Agam, who is famous for his optical art. Lenticulars have been created by artists for many centuries, with one of the first created in 1692. Now, lenticulars are often made with accordion style plastic lenses over the images to help them “move”.
See the Summer Agamograph in Action
Check out the summer agamograph we made and watch it flip sides! We had some fun with stop action animation, a creative activity the kids would love too!
Summer Agamograph Supplies Needed
You don’t need much for this activity so it’s perfect when you don’t feel like getting much out of the supply closet.
- Markers (or crayons or colored pencils)
- Glue Stick
- Free printable template (Enter your info below to get it emailed to you.)
How to Make the Summer Agamograph
- Print the two summer coloring pages plus two copies of the blank frame and lines page.
- Color the two summer-themed coloring pages.
- Cut the coloring pages along the black outer line and cut strips along the dotted lines. Keep the strips in order of the picture.
- Cut the white border off one of the blank frames and line pages and tape to the left side of the other blank page to create one long frame.
- Using a glue stick, glue the strips from one coloring page to the frame, leaving a blank space on the frame in between each strip.
- Fill in the blanks on the frame with the strips from the other coloring page.
- Cut off the white edges on the frame.
- Fold the picture accordion-style along the lines between the pictures.
- To see the agamograph effect, turn the artwork to the left and right. You’ll see both pictures!
More Paper Crafts for Kids
Looking for some more fun activities with just paper and simple supplies? Check out our Never-ending Emoji Card.
Or launch these really fun (and budget-friendly!) Paper Bird Flyers.