Have you introduced your kids to stop motion film making yet? It's an easy and rewarding STEAM project for kids that teaches them about technology, storytelling, and more! Today I'm excited to announce a fun project I've been working on with my filmmaker friend Jennifer Fischer of Spotlight on Hope. Kid Vid Fest is a stop motion film festival for kids, and you can upload … [Read more...] about Why Making Stop Motion Films Is The Ultimate STEAM Project For Kids
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I have a had a few people ask how we make our stop motion movies, so I thought I would put together a quick stop motion animation tutorial. We use a free download from Microsoft called Movie Maker; if you use an Apple computer you should be able to do everything using iMovie. How to Make Stop Motion Movies at Home The first step in making a stop motion animation movie is to … [Read more...] about How to Make Stop Motion Movies at Home
My kids earn tickets for completing chores around the house, and then they exchange their tickets for prizes – usually books, but sometimes other things. Nine-year-old Emma saved up her tickets to earn Klutz's Mini Pom-Pom Pets book and kit*. She used the instructions in the book to make each of the animals featured above. You can see how her technique improved with practice! … [Read more...] about Pom-Pom Pets Craft for Kids
Do you remember my post about how my kids loved making stop motion animation movies with our OgoBild Animate It Studio Kit*? During spring break, they decided to take their stop motion to a new level! It was a wonderful spring break activity – they spent hours making their movies! This is a wonderful way for kids to work on storytelling, plot, and character development! *An … [Read more...] about Stop Motion Animation for Kids Using a DSLR
My kids are really enjoying working on their stop motion animation skills thanks to a great little kit we were sent by OgoSport: the OgoBild Animate It Studio Kit. This kit comes with a camera, a confirmation code to download a copy of the Animate It! Express software, and Ogobild Bits that you can put together to build cute little creatures that are perfect for storytelling. … [Read more...] about Stop Motion Animation for Kids!