So if you read this blog you know by now that Sleepy Hollow is one of my favorite movies. I have always wanted one of those optical illusion thingys where the pictures on the two sides combine when it spins. So this year I decided to make one!
First I cut out a circle from some thin white cardboard. Then I drew a cage on one side and a cardinal on the other to make it look like the one in the movie. Be sure to draw one of the images upside down, otherwise the illusion won't work.
Then I got out my ink writing set and used it to make the images permanent. I used this because I wanted it to have a little bit rougher look, but if you wanted all your lines very neat and clean you would probably want to use a regular pen or marker.
Then I used watercolors to add color to the cardinal and dirty up the white of the cardboard a bit.
Last I punched holes in the side to attach the spinning part. I think leather cord would work and look great, but I didn't have any so I used ribbon. It looks pretty, but doesn't make it as easy to spin. It still works though!
And here is the finished product!
It is super easy, so if you like that movie as much as I do, go for it. It is like having your own prop!