The New England Pirate Museum
A Pirate Mirage
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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