Online Family Workshop I Ages 8+
Cranky Toy Theatre Workshop
Get hands-on with this online workshop & make your own moving toy theatre!
These toys, also known as The Moving Panorama or Cranky Theatre, are traditionally used in folk singing and storytelling. Rather than turning a page to reveal the images, they appear across the “screen” of the box by turning a handle (or crank).
These toys were an innovation on panoramic paintings in the mid-nineteenth century. It became a new visual element to theatre and was among the most popular forms of entertainment, serving as an ancestor and platform to early cinema.
Where & When
Saturday 24th July
10:00 – 11:30 & 16:30 – 18:00
€6 per household.
Please book below
These are the materials you will need to follow along with the workshop;
1 small cardboard box (a small cereal box is perfect somewhere around 12x25x6cm )
a glue stick
pencil & pencil sharpener
2x A4 sheets of either thick paper or thin card (contrasting colours eg blue & yellow or pink & orange)
4 sheets of A4 thin white paper
2 straight sticks (dowel / long chopsticks / long pencils, that are a little longer than the width of your cereal box)
1 A4 sheet of cardboard box (brown packaging box – possible to cut with scissors)
a sewing needle
tape (sellotape or gaffer not masking tape unless it’s strong)