We learnt that  toys in Edwardian time were very simple and sometimes home made. We made a thaumatrope using card and string. We drew a picture of a flower on one side of the card and a bee on the other. We added string to each end. We went spun our thaumatropes and then pulled the string, it made a picture of a bee on a flower. The speed of the spinning card fooled our brain and eyes.