Stop motion movies

Stop motion is a special type of animation. It uses real objects—instead of drawings or computer-generated images—to tell a story. The story characters can be people, animals, or even everyday objects. You can make them out of clay or paper or just use some toy figures, puppets, or even friends!

Give it a try, and be creative! (And be sure to get your parent’s permission if you’re going to use a stop-motion app!)

Photographs by Becky Hale / NG Staff: Adapted from the Nat Geo Kids book How Things Work, by T.J. Resler