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Ages 5 - 8

Create + Play: Cartoon Illusions

$29.95 + Free Shipping
Ages 5 - 8

Create + Play: Cartoon Illusions

Discover the science of sight and a global story of animation while making your own optical illusions!

$29.95 + Free Shipping
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  • Ages 5-8
  • Introducing neuroscience, optics, and scientific exploration
  • Kids who love tricks and surprises
  • Encouraging kids to think about how their bodies work
  • Discovering the wonders of the mind through optical illusions

Make your own cartoon and explore how eyes work in this hands-on science kit. Start with a comic-book adventure through prehistoric France and the Middle East to discover how people told stories through pictures in ancient times. Then investigate how eyes work together with the brain to power the sense of sight. You’ll follow in the footsteps of early animators as you build a working zoetrope and praxinoscope, then use them to make your own cartoons! Hands-on activities guide you through the fun of drawing 3-D objects, mastering a magic trick with hidden ribbons, and more as you delve into the wondrous world of optical illusions!

* Please note when purchasing this pack and our Science Junior subscription line you may be enjoying the same package twice, as this package overlaps.

WARNING: Choking Hazard – Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
  • 1 DIY zoetrope and praxinoscope
  • 1 pair of 3-D glasses
  • 1 instruction guide, comic, and activity book
  • 4 trading cards
  • 1 sticker sheet

Question: What is the recommended age for this product?

Answer: The recommended age for this product is 5-8.



Question: How soon will my package ship?

Answer: We ship the package within 2 business days of receiving the order. We will send you a shipping confirmation email when your package ships.