The New England Pirate Museum

A Pirate Mirage

What we see is not always there !

Try this:

First get a sturdy plastic straw or a chopstick, tape, scissors, cardboard, and drawing materials.

Next, measure and cut out a cardboard circle of at least 8 inches in diameter. On one side draw a simple beach or cave scene - but leave an empty square 4 inches by 4 inches in the middle of your drawing.

On the other side of the page from your drawing, exactly where the blank square would be, draw a pirate carrying or burying his treasure.

Using the tape, attach the cardboard circle to the straw / chopstick.

Rotate the straw / chopstick quickly, and your pirate should appear in your beach / cave scene.

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