To the many cransters around the world - thank you for sharing your work.  Inspiring! ❤

On-Line Crankie Fest

Created by Julie Vallimont called Bein' Green.

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

Gallery of Unusual Crankie Boxes

Deborah Hunt with one of her multi-scroll crankies!

This page features crankies with unusual boxes. Sometimes the design of the box is related to the story. I continue to be amazed and inspired.  Here are just a few examples  LINK.

Miniature Crankies

Some matchbox crankies made my me!

This is a collection of 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 tin box.  Find them all  here.

Crankies with Puppets

From Baltimore, MD, Katherine Fahey has been creating crankies with shadow puppetry since 2010.

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.

Crankies Made by Children

This is Cayden Faavola cranking "The Holland Theater". photo by Chris Westoff

Crankies made by children in schools and music camps.  Some crankies accompany a song and some accompany a narrated story.  Watch them here.

A Curious Collection of Crow Crankies

From Scotland, this is King Crow from the story The Crow Moon crankie by Alison Clark of Triple Aspect Puppet Company.

This collection of crankies includes folk songs, a poem, a Native American folktale and a 16th Century Scottish piping piobaireachd and more. Watch them here.

This page was first created in 2013, updated 2019. Sue Truman❤