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How to Make a Paper Cup Crab

These paper cup crabs are so fun and super easy to make. Their googly eyes give them heaps of character and they animate well. This craft would be a great project for any sea-themed educational project or just a fun summer activity for kids. What you need: Paper cups Red card stock Googly eyes Scissors […]

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How to make this simple paper Lion

These instructions are for how to make a simple paper lion. This lion is a movable puppet, its head able to move from side to side. This craft involves paper cutting, painting, and glueing and is easy enough for your child to make. However, an adult will need to push the brad through the paper […]

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How to Make a Paper Snake

Here is a craft that takes me back to my own schooling when we made lots of accordion-folded craft projects. This simple and effective style of craft lends itself well to stop motion. What you need: 4 sheets of different coloured paper Glue Pencil Black sharpie Scissors Pink paper White paper Red paper Start out […]

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Caterpillers Stop Motion – inspired by Live, Imagine, Draw sketchbook

🔊Here is our stop motion animation. I have included some behind-the-scene photos of our process on the blog (link in the bio). #stopmotionforkids #artjournaling #stopmotion #stopmotionanimation #journaling #journal #drawing #kidsdrawing #kidsjournal #caterpillar #crafts A post shared by Elisa Allen (@makefilmplay) on May 22, 2017 at 7:06pm PDT This stop motion animation project took its inspiration […]

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Making Play-Doh Puppets

Play-Doh is one of my favourite things to use to make stop-motion puppets. This time I used a plastic ball container as the base of my puppet and built the Play-Doh around the ball to make my character. I used tape and Blu-Tack as the hinge for the mouth so it would open and close.

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The Stikbots Make Slime!

Yes, you read that right! The stikbots decided to make some slime in my kitchen, and it is a MESS! Now, to make the slime you will need to watch the video and follow the stikbots’ instructions (good luck with that!). You will need: • 1 cup of water • 1/2 cup of PVA glue […]

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Play-Doh Porcupine (stop motion movie)

  This poor little porcupine just wants a hug! This craft is inspired by the book “I Need a Hug,” by Aaron Blabey. After reading the book to the kids, we decided to make a simple stop-motion movie with the kids to bring the porcupine to life. We made our little porcupine out of Play-Doh […]

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Ripping Paper Stop Motion

This is a fun and easy stop-motion project to try out for a beginner animator. Don’t forget to watch the animation at the end— I’’ve included a behind-the-scenes look at how I made this stop motion. You will need nine pieces of coloured paper and a pink paper monster. Staple the nine pieces of paper […]

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How to make Paper Bunny Puppets for Easter

Here is a little animation the kids and I made together. I hope you like it! Let’s Make the Bunnies! Download the bunny template here! – Print out your bunny using coloured paper (or colour it in yourself). – Cut out the bunny pieces. – Glue the strips together to make two loops. – Join […]

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Many Faces of Marvin

Meet Marvin, the junkyard robot-man made from all sorts of bits and bobs! This has been a fun collaboration between Meet Make Create and Make Film Play. I challenged myself to make a stop motion using Reverse Garbage from one of Meet Make Create’s workshops, and decided to morph each object into a different Marvin character […]