Sculpture and

Stop Motion Animation

What is 'Stop Motion Animation'?

Stop motion is an animated filmmaking technique in which objects are physically manipulated in small increments between individually photographed frames so that they will appear to exhibit independent motion or change when the series of frames is played back. Any kind of object can thus be animated, but puppets with movable joints (puppet animation) or plasticine figures (clay animation or claymation) are most commonly used. Some famous films using Stop Motion Animation techniques include Wallace and Gromit, Early Man and The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.

There are three different stop motion activities. Follow the instructions to create you're sculpture and then submit some photos at the end to show your finished creation.

Activity 1: Egg Box Mouse

Sculpture / Animation - Mouse

Activity 2: Pasta Fossil Fish

Sculpture / Animation - Fish

Activity 3: Toilet Roll Pirate Ship

Sculpture / Animation - Pirate Ship

Tell us about it!

How you can support your child

Once you have completed your stop motion structure and taken some photos, if you want to share a picture of what you have produced, you can submit it using the form found in the navigation bar titled "Tell us about it." You can also tweet us and tag @OGATrust on twitter, don't forget tagging your academy twitter account as well!

You can help too! How?

  • Help gather the different things needed to make the sculpture.

  • Be an extra pair of hands to help with creating the sculpture

  • Create a stop motion animation using lots of photos to give the effect of movement.