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Crafty types going out exploring

by Sayraphim on August 26, 2009

So we were learning about animation the other day, and teaching it to kids. I got so excited by the idea I went home and made one myself.

Presenting:
The craft of eating grapes

It was really quite simple, I set up the camera on a tripod and pointed it at the floor, I cut out a few simple shapes from felt (which I knew would stick together nicely and not slide all over the place, go team felt!) and placed them down, took a photo, moved it a little, took another photo and so on. There are 19 frames in this, plus the frame at either end with the credits, which I did by importing the photo into PhotoShop and simply adding text.

Took me about an hour and a half all up.

Then I put it together in a free animation software. Easy! And the entire project only added a little more glitter to the disco floor.

I was surprised and pleased at how easy it actually was. Try it, try it with your kids, go forth and animate! (now that’s the most I’ve ever sounded like Dr Frankenstein)

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