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Space Themed Valentine's Day Agamograph Template

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Completed Valentine's Day Agamograph Template

As Valentine's Day draws near, why not elevate your celebrations to cosmic heights with our captivating Space-Themed Valentine's Day Agamograph Template? This stellar craft offers a visually mesmerizing way to express love and creativity, featuring a heart-shaped moon on one side and a space ship on the other. In this blog post, we'll guide you through the process, providing a free template to make this Valentine's Day an out-of-this-world experience.

What is a Agamograph?

An Agamograph is a fascinating form of art that plays a visual trick on your eyes, revealing two distinct pictures within the same piece depending on the viewing angle!

Here's the enchanting process: Begin with a sheet of paper and sketch two different images, perhaps a beaming sun and a rain-laden cloud. The next step involves folding the paper in a zigzag fashion, similar to crafting a fan or accordion. When held at one angle, the sun emerges, and with a slight tilt, the rainy cloud takes center stage. It's akin to unlocking a magical transformation!

Agamographs boast an undeniable allure as they breathe life into your artwork. The sheer magic lies in witnessing your creation shift effortlessly before your eyes. The next time you yearn to craft something extraordinary, capable of undergoing a fantastic metamorphosis, dive into the captivating world of Agamographs. Who knows what delightful surprises your artistic endeavors may unveil!

Materials You'll Need:

  • Agamograph Template

  • Markers or colored pencils

  • Scissors

  • Toothpick

  • Ruler

  • A piece of cardstock or heavy paper

Example of how to print Valentine's Day Agamograph Template

Step 1: Download and Print the Valentine'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 Valentine'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 spaceship and heart shaped moon to life with vibrant colors. 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 Valentine'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 Valentine'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 Valentine's 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 Valentine's Day Agagmograph

Step 6: Showcase Your Creation

With your Agamograph assembled, it's time to unveil the magic. Hold your artwork at one end and gently begin to bend it back and forth along the folds. Watch as the spaceship transforms into a heart shaped moon, and the the heart shaped moon morphs back into the spaceship with each twist! It's a Valentine's Day 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.

Be sure to check out our Valentine's Day exclusive assortment of themed arts and crafts projects, tailor-made for crafting cherished memories with your little ones! Dive into a treasure trove of creativity, featuring everything from adorable paper bag puppets to delightful heart-themed crafts. Our blog is a sanctuary of projects meticulously designed to spread joy and commemorate the season of love. Whether you're crafting for a special someone or simply embracing the festive spirit, our Valentine's Day-themed arts and crafts ensure boundless fun and inspiration for you and your friends. Let the creativity inspired by love flourish!

How to download template.

How To Download Template:

Before you can begin your craft you need to download the Valentine's Day 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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