WATCH A CRANKIE

On Line Crankie Fest

This is a collection of 18 crankies from artists across the US and beyond.  Click here to watch.

Miniature Crankies

This is a collection of ten miniature crankies. The scrolls are between 1 and 5 inches high.  The boxes are made from a variety of materials and there is one late 19th Century moving panorama with a metal box.  Find them all  here.

Crankies with Puppets

In puppetry circles, crankies are sometimes called "moving backdrops". Shadow puppetry and other forms of puppetry can make the crankie come alive.  Watch them here.

Crow Crankies

A curious collection of crankies about crows from artists across the US and in the UK. See them here.

Gallery of Boxes

This page features crankies with unusual boxes. Sometimes the design of the box is related to the story. One example is to use a suitcase crankie to tell a story about travel or using a cabin-shaped box to tell a story about relaxing in the cabin.

Dave Buchen has created crankies with multiple scrolls. All kinds of examples are here.

Crankies Made by Children

Ten crankies made by children in schools and music camps.  Some crankies accompany a song and some accompany a narrated story.  Most of them are group projects. See them here.