Summer Agamograph 

Have fun creating this optical illusion craft! The agamograph is an optical art that was invented by a pioneer of kinetic art, Yaacov Agam. Agamographs are created by hidden images that appear depending on the position of which way you view it.

Summer Agamograph 

Skill Level

Easy. Adult supervision needed

Time to Make

25 Minutes

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Print out the templates provided.
  2. Colour in the templates using broad tip marker pens.
  3. Cut out the coloured templates along the black lines, into strips. As you cut out the strips, place them in the correct order to make the following steps easier.
  4. Stick the first strip of the jellyfish coloured-in template onto blue A4 card.
  5. Then stick the first strip of the beach template directly next to the first jellyfish template strip.
  6. Continue alternating and sticking the strips onto the A4 card.
  7. If you have any excess blue card cut it off.
  8. Begin to concertina fold along the lines where the alternating strips meet.
  9. Stand up the Agamograph and view it at different angles at eyelevel to see the optical illusion.
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Top Tip

When you cut out the coloured-in templates into strips put them in the correct order so that the pictures match up correctly when you stick them down.



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