Characters, materials and sets

Making characters from objects.
Making characters from objects.


All ages


Short (1-4 activities)


England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland

This guides provides an overview of the different styles of animation that can be created using a range of different materials including modelling clay and household objects. These materials can be used to create both characters and sets to bring your animation to life.

This guide has been developed to support Into Film's Animation Challenge, a new animation competition to encourage film clubs to start animating in the classroom and beyond.

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Characters, materials and sets for animation

Tips on creating characters and sets using a range of materials

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