Stop Motion Animation

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We will use the app Stop Motion Studio to create an animation movie on your phones/tablet!

Your Instructor: College of Fine Arts

Difficulty: Medium

Length of Activity: 60 Minutes

Parental Warnings: IPad/tablet use


  • Smartphone or tablet 
  • "Stop Motion Studio" app
    • Free to download 
  • Playdough or Modeling Clay
  • Paper for some kind of backdrop
  • Paper for storyboarding
  • Bin of gathered small toys from around the house (Legos, figures, blocks, cut up drawings, photos or magazine images, etc.) 
  • Flashlight (or other small light source like booklight or lamp)

Follow Along Below

Written Instructions (Printable PDF)

  1. Download App
  2. Gather supplies
  3. Set up backdrop and pay attention to lighting
  4. Draft up a storyboard idea with a beginning, middle and end
  5. Place figures/toys onto backdrop and take a photo
  6. Move the figure/toy a small amount and take another photograph
  7. Continue to think about your story, character development, composition and lighting
  8. Repeat step 6 over and over until you feel like you’ve built an awesome story
  9. Watch and share your work!
  10. Be proud of yourself.