Animation Scope


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Melissa & Doug Innovation Academy kid-powered projects encourage open-ended hands-on exploration and experimentation - - its STEM learning made fun!

With Animation Scope, kids can design a device that spins to create dozens of animations and optical illusions, while exploring the principles of light and optics! Easy-to-follow illustrated instructions help kids eight and older build their project independently. Learn how to trick the brain by experimenting with moving pictures and optical effects! The included Innovation Booklet enhances interactive learning long after the project is assembled. A portion of all sales of Innovation Academy products supports The Whitney Workshop in Hamden, Conn., which designs and teaches projects for kids and adults that blend art, science, and invention.


  • Includes all materials and hardware to build, screwdriver, instruction/innovation booklet, collectible Innovation Academy seal, 4 animation strips, 4 animation wheels, 4 illusion disks, 2 sticker sheets
  • Makes a great gift for preteens, ages 8 to 12, for hands-on, screen-free fun
  • Ages 8 and up