Whitleigh Community Primary School, Lancaster Gardens, Whitleigh, Plymouth, Devon, PL5 4AA

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Main Contact: Lisa Richards


Chair of Governors: John Bale

Whitleigh Community Primary School

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18th February 2022


Bring a Drawing to Life

What if we tell you that you can move the sun (in a drawing)? That’s exactly what you can do with this extraordinary trick. This excellent exhibition of the sleight of hand is actually quite easy to perform and makes it a great trick to have in the list of simple magic tricks with pen and paper.

Materials Needed

  • A paper
  • A pen
  • A small piece of paper with half a sun drawn on it (half sun)
  • Double-sided tape


  1. Draw a hill on a paper with the help of a pen. You will also draw the complete sun in the top, right-hand corner of the paper.
  2. Add some double-sided tape on the backside of the half sun. This concludes the preparation phase.
  3. After that, pretend as if you are drawing a sun while you paste the half sun on the paper. Make sure that your other hand is covering the already-drawn complete sun.
  4. Now, you need to cover the half sun and slide it towards the top, right-hand corner of the paper. This will give the impression that the sun is actually moving.
  5. Lastly, reveal the complete sun to amaze your audience.