Body Flipbook

Make a wacky body flipbook that doubles as a word play acitivity. Draw all kinds of interesting people and later mix and match their body parts to come up with changing characters.
Body Flipbook


  • A4 or Letter size paper
  • Crayons or colored pencils
  • Scissors
  • Stapler

Safety Tips

  • Keep the stapler out of young children's reach.
  • Watch out for this sign Ask for an adult's help.. It means adult help is needed for the particular step.


Step 1 Body Flipbook 1. Print out 3 or more copies of this body flipbook template.
Step 2 Body Flipbook 2. Use crayons, colored pencils or markers to draw a character on each body template. You can make a boy or girl, or create interesting people such as a clown, cowboy, princess, policeman, astronaut, hula dancer, scuba diver or ballerina. You can even draw your favorite cartoon character, a scary monster, or your own imaginary creation.
Step 3 Body Flipbook 3. Cut each body picture along the 2 horizontal dotted lines. Remember to stop cutting once you reach the vertical line margin.
Step 4 Body Flipbook 4. Gather the pages together. You may add colored paper as a front and back cover.
Step 5 Body Flipbook Ask for an adult's help.5. Staple the pages together.
Step 6 Body Flipbook 6. You can decorate the front cover by drawing or coloring on it. You may put your name on it or add some stickers.
Step 7 Body Flipbook 7. Play with the body flip book you've just made. Mix and match the body parts by turning the upper, middle and bottom flaps of each page. The odd mix of body parts can create new and funny characters. By combining a cowboy's head, a clown's torso and a swimmer's legs, I've come up wtih a "swimming cowboy clown"!
Step 8 Body Flipbook 8. A princess' head, a clown's torso, and a hula dancer's body makes a "hula dancing clown princess".
Step 9 Body Flipbook 9. Mix and match and create more funny characters and give them your own play of words. How would you name this picture?