After the thaumatrope adventure a couple of weeks back, we thought we'd try another early animation technique. This is a phenakistoscope ... another snappy name that's easy to remember.
The original phenakistoscopes were discs mounted on a handle, a little like a child's windmill. The idea was that you stand in front of a mirror, spin the disc and look through slits at its reflection, which all adds up to make the images appear to move.
Why ours ended up with a breakfast theme, we can't say ... sometimes it's best not to question these things.