How to Draw 5 Minute 'Moving' Pictures!

Tips

1. Ideally choose a rhythmic, back and forth action.

2. Try colouring each picture different and see what happens.

3. Share this trick with someone; share the delight!

How to draw magically moving pictures in five minutes!

This is how I made the pictures move in my book, 'Grandma's Eyes.' This is a great way you can entertain kids and even adults. When they see the pictures move like magic, they are sure to be impressed. That is, if they had not seen it before.

The picture on the left shows me entertaining a big bunch of kids and their parents, teaching them this.

The videos are self-explanatory. You fold a sheet of paper in half.

Then you draw on the half at the bottom.

Now you draw on the top one, using the 'show-through' of the paper.

Now flip and flap, to see your drawing move!

I made a whole picture book using this; it was published this year.

The above clip shows you how I made a puppy wag its tail. The one below should give you more ideas: making pendulums swing, birds fly, and suns glow. If you have any new idea to add, send me your tips!

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Iðunn 8 years ago

how really nifty! I saw the title and at first I thought you meant 'flip books' like we used to make in our notebooks in school when we were supposed to be listening to the teacher.

this is very cool!


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

I did those, too, lol! All my textbooks had pin figures dancing in the margins! Thanks, and hope you share it with many children!


Iðunn 8 years ago

I have to share it with my grandson now as my last child graduated, took a job, moved out and turned into a grown up this last summer. I am empty nesting. :(

I do have a beautiful 3 year old grandson and I shall test your idea on him. :D


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Yes, please do so. And he will show it to his friends!


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MrMarmalade 8 years ago from Sydney

Great hub.

Our two grand daughters stayed with us for two days and creating off a torn sheet of paper was a magic success.

Thank you have a good time in 2008.


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Thank you, Frank! Have a great time, too, with your lovely family in 2008.


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Cool. We could let our kids in school try it out. "-) Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

The kids will thank you, Michelle, like me: Thanks!

Merry Christmas!


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Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

Kenny! Just returned home! So this technique will have to wait for a couple of weeks till my little ladies and I are together again.

Thank you again for showing us such great HUBs

regards Zsuzsy


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Soulfood 8 years ago

That is really amazing. And simple too!


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

While waiting, try it out yourself, Zsuzsy! We are also kids, you know!

I await the approval of your sidekicks!

Thank you for buzzing by, Busy Zsuzsy Bee! 

Thank you Soulfood! Try it out and tell me!


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Rapidwriter 8 years ago from UK

Great stuff. I'm going to try it on my grandchildren, too. specially like the eyes - but the puppy's dead cute, too. Chennai? I've been there. Fabulous place. And I gather the Tsunami unveiled the site of some ancient temples? Is that true?


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Hi Shahrukh! Thanks for liking my puppy!

Yes, the tsunami threw up an ancient site. 

Also a small Buddha, from Thailand or Burma, possibly. 

It's true, and was on the BBC, too. 

Hi Eileen, I guess being speechless is also a compliment!


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funride 8 years ago from Portugal

In time and with the help of Kenny we all will become great artists!

Hummmm... ok, maybe not, but at least we had fun! ;-)

Thanks for sharing this ideas with us Kenny.


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

I want all to be great artists,Funride, you are right! And have fun while you are at it!


Abhinaya 8 years ago

Thanks for the great hub.This is one thing I didn't learn.I am joining your art classes.


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Great, Abhinaya, you are welcome!


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coolbreeze 8 years ago from Hawaii

Great Hub Thank you


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Thank you, Coolbreeze for visiting.


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compu-smart 8 years ago from London UK

Kenny, another great hub sharing your talents..Your very inspirational and your twisting my arm to buy some feltips and a ream of paper;)


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

What? You haven't bought them already? Don't sit there commenting: go buy some!

:)


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cgull8m 8 years ago from North Carolina

Neat trick Kenny, I will pass this to my niece and nephew they would love this. Well done.


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caspar 8 years ago from UK

Great idea - I love the way the guy's ear flaps as his eyes move!

Thanks for another great hub.


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Thank you, Cgull, for alighting on my hub! I hope your niece and nephew are delighted!

lol! Caspar, that's a bonus animation because I didn't copy the drawing accurately; I was nervous on camera! Thanks for coming, and please try this out yourself.


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Thanks, Manohar!


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gamergirl 8 years ago from Antioch, TN

Hiya Kenny! Those are some cute videos, and neat tips!


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Hiya, Charlotte! Thanks! My fingers are bony, but my drawings are cute! :)


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shailini 8 years ago from Bangalore, India

very nice. i should practise. thumbs up all the way.


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Thanks, Shalini for the visit, appreciation, and thumbs up! God bless you!


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G-Ma Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

Well I have the VERY BOOK you explained this in... and it works great my sweetie..and to the rest of you have fun..cause it is. sorry to be so behind...trying to catch up, but should be resting...for my recovery...G-Ma :O)


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Hope you and the children have great fun with the book, G-Ma. I feel so proud to have done that book now! Very rarely I get reactions from real readers! You know how it is, people who know you will love the book if they love you; biased reactions!

Take rest, and do your next hub when you can!

Hugs,

Kenny


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G-Ma Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

Well my dear I will..I have many thoughts running through this old head of mine now..but still a bit frazzeled..Am happy that you are here to put some fire into me.. G-Ma :O)


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

I have that honour? For that, I thank you! But I have never seen a cold comment from you G-Ma, there's always fire in you! :)


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G-Ma Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

oh my dear Kenny..you are a very special man and seem to know all the right words to kindle my sense's..make me feel real and warm..thank you..And yes I know how teens are..but feel your son adores you,,just right now he likes who he is becoming..a man like his father...You will see..Hugs to you  G-Ma  :O)


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

I'll tell him you said so! Hugs to you, too, G-Ma!


7 years ago

wow


Ilyas Cusman 2 years ago

That was so COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL! Thanks for telling us!


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Kenny Wordsmith 2 years ago from Chennai Author

Thank you heaps, Ilyas! :)

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