Stop Motion Animaton

June 11, 2020


Stop. Animation time. Bring your artistry to life with digital tools.

Alicia Jones shares the magic of stop motion animation to make stories into films using simple software and your imagination. 

Materials | Supplies

  • stop motion animation software/app
  • smart phone or laptop
  • props: figurines, small toys, drawings, tools, leaves
  • scissors
  • glue
  • crayons, markers
  • card stock, construction paper
  • backdrop scenes

Concepts Explored

  • storytelling
  • creativity
  • experimentation
  • light, shadows, photography

Discovery Starters

How creative can you be with your props? Try using household utensils, objects in nature and other items as characters in your story? 

What is the most challenging thing about animation?

Why is animation creative why to tell a story? 

Explore Further

How can you use animation to connect with people? 

What can you do with animation that you can't do with regular video? 

Think about animated shows that you watch, why is animation popular?

Additional Resources

Instructables website - How to Make Animation Using Your Phone

Instructables website - Stop Motion Animation for Kids

Amazeum YOU activities Flip Book | Green Screen

Amazeum YOU activity guide Stop Motion Animation