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Mother's Day Agamograph Template

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Completed Mother's Day Agamograph.

Create an enchanting Mother's Day Agamograph with this fun template! Dive into the world of optical illusions as you craft a stunning piece of art that shifts from a heart to a heartfelt words for you mom, depending on the angle. Agamographs combine multiple images to create a magical visual effect as you change perspectives.


Using the template, you can create a beautiful design that transforms, making a thoughtful and unique gift for Mother's Day. This engaging activity is perfect for anyone who enjoys art, design, or wants to explore a fun and interactive way to create something special for Mom.


Explore our blog for a treasure trove of agamographs, each weaving its own visual tale. From festive holiday themes like Easter to sports themed designs such as our football agamograph, our collection invites you to witness the delightful surprises hidden within each creation. Join me on this journey of artistic wonder and optical illusions – discover our other agamographs on the blog and prepare to be spellbound!


 Let's dive in and bring this intriguing art project to life!


What is an Agamograph?

An agamograph is a type of art that changes when you look at it from different angles. It's a fun and exciting way to make images that move and transform as you tilt the paper. In an agamograph, two or more pictures are combined and then folded in a special way. When you look at the paper from one angle, you see one image, and when you shift the paper, you see a different image. This creates a magical effect that makes it look like the picture is changing! Agamographs are a great way to explore art and optical illusions while having lots of creative fun.


Materials You'll Need:

  • Agamograph Template

  • Markers or colored pencils

  • Scissors

  • Toothpick

  • Ruler

  • A piece of cardstock or heavy paper

How to print Mother's Day Agamograph template.

Step 1: Download and Print the Mother's Day Agamograph Template

To begin your Agamograph art project you need to download and print our Agamograph template. Directions to download your FREE copy is found at the bottom of the post.


I recommend printing the Agamograph Template on 8.5x11 white cardstock paper. Although cardstock paper is superior, you can use regular paper if you are unable to find cardstock.


How to color Mother's Day Agamograph template.

Step 2: Color Your Template:

Once you've printed the template, it's time to unleash your creativity! Use markers or colored pencils to bring the agamograph to life. You're the artist, so let your imagination run wild!


The two images are broken up into segments and are laid out every other one from the two images. To help you keep it straight, on the template I have labeled them Picture A and Picture B. This way you can know which picture you are coloring.


Struggling with coloring these two images? We understand that the disconnected lines can make it challenging. If you're finding it tough, scroll down to the bottom of the post to discover a helpful hack that simplifies the coloring process. While it might involve a few extra steps, especially beneficial for our younger artists, it's well worth the effort.


How to score Mother's Day Agamograph template.

Step 3: Score Along the Dotted Lines

It is important that your lines are precise. Younger kids may need help from an adult with this step. To achieve precise folds you need to score the lines on the agamograph before begin to fold. I used a toothpick and a ruler.


How To Score Lines

  1. Place Your Ruler: Lay your ruler along the line where you want to create the score. Make sure it's positioned precisely where you want the fold to be.

  2. Line up the Toothpick: Take your toothpick and place it along the ruler's edge, exactly on the line you want to score. It should be parallel to the ruler.

  3. Apply Light Pressure: Press down gently with the toothpick while keeping it aligned with the ruler. The goal here is to make a shallow indentation or crease along the line, rather than cutting through the paper.

  4. Repeat if Necessary: Depending on the thickness of your paper or cardstock, you may need to go over the same line a few times with the toothpick to ensure a clean score. Apply a bit more pressure if needed, but be careful not to tear the paper.


Once you've scored the line, remove the ruler and toothpick. You should see a faint crease where you scored.


How to cut Mother's Day Agamograph template.

Step 4: Cut Out The Template:

Carefully cut out Agamograph along the solid lines provided on the template. Be sure to follow the outlines precisely to ensure your Agamograph works its magic when we fold it.


How to fold  Night and Day Agamograph Template.

Step 5: Fold Along the Dotted Lines

This is where the real enchantment begins. Fold your Agamograph along the dotted lines, creating an accordion-style pleat. The folds should be parallel to each other and about an inch apart. Take your time with this step, as precision is key for the Agamograph effect.


Completed Mother's Day Agamograph.

Step 6: Showcase Your Mother's Day Agamograph Template

With your Agamograph assembled, it's time to unveil the magic. Hold your artwork at one end and gently begin to tilt it back and forth. Watch as the Night transforms into Day, and Day back into the Night with each tilt! It's a space illusion that will leave everyone enchanted.


Struggling with coloring these two images?  As mentioned earlier, here's a special trick to simplify things, especially for younger kids. Before you start coloring, carefully cut along the dotted lines and assemble the two images separately. Color them in, and then glue them to another sheet of paper in the same order as they came. Afterward, proceed with the folding step. This method allows you to view the completed coloring page as a whole.



Looking for more fun and creative ways to celebrate Mother's Day? Explore the exciting variety of crafts on our blog! From charming handmade cards to delightful gifts, you'll find a wide range of projects that kids will love creating for Mom. Check out our fun crafts to make this Mother's Day unforgettable!


How to download Mother's Day Agamograph template.

How To Download Template:

Before you can begin your craft you need to download the Agamograph Template. This download is available to all members for FREE! You heard me correctly, memberships are free to join for everyone who is 18 years an older! Click on the link to signup and to find the Template. You choose which one you want to download and print.


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