BBC Learning Zone Clips

CLIP 2491

Making a plasticine character

Making  a plasticine character
Key Info
  • Making a plasticine character
  • Duration: 02:03
  • An animator from Ardman Animations shows how he makes the stop motion animation character Morph by moulding plasticine. He also demonstrates how he creates facial expressions on the model.
  • Subject:

    Art and Design



  • Keywords: push, pull, twist, squeeze, force, moulding, animation, animated character, stop frame
Ideas for use in class
  • At the start of a topic to capture attention and to lead into the main teaching point of a force being either a push, pull, twist or squeeze. Children could make their own plasticine models and record how they pushed, pulled, twisted and squeezed the plasticine into place. Children could use their plasticine model to make a short stop motion animation movie.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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