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Clay Animation Kit
With new software and a new book, the popular Clay Animation Kit is even more focused at making you successful with clay animation projects in your classroom.
Nothing engages students more than clay animation. With this kit, a little imagination, a camera, and a computer, your classroom will become an active learning environment. Your students will love using Clay Animation in cross-curricular group projects that incorporate writing and technology skills.
VideoBlender software allows students to easily add text, music and voice to the images of their clay characters in order to create clay animation masterpieces. Use these movies on their own, in web pages, or in multimedia projects. Macintosh and Windows versions included.
"Teaching with Clay Animation" Book
Follow the clear instructions for creating successful clay animation projects in your classrooms. Use this book to learn how to design clay animation projects, including creating clay characters and animating them on the computer. The book also includes cross-curricular project ideas to help get you started.
Claytoon Modeling Clay
Use the same clay as professional animators! This clay is easy to work with, mixes well into new colors and never hardens.
Accessories and Tools
Get started quickly with modeling tools, wiggle eyes, chenille stems, a work mat and more!
IDEAS FOR SCHOOL CURRICULUM INTEGRATION
If you are wondering how you can use the Clay Animation Kit with your students, look at some of the project ideas below for inspiration.
Students write a poem which personifies something. They will then create a clay animation to explain or enhance their poem and present this "performance" piece to the rest of the class.
Students work in groups to author and animate a fiction story. They create the protagonist and characters out of clay, write a story, and use a presentation program to author and present their story as a clay animation feature.
Animating a Historic Event
Students create a clay animation production that depicts a historic event, reflecting the culture, social structure, and political climate at that time.
Students will create an animation which demonstrates the concept of fractions and how these are written in mathematical terms.
Students will create an animation which demonstrates the stages of a plant’s growth from seed to maturity.
Students create a clay animation which demonstrates chemical bonding, presenting their finished animation to the rest of the class.
Students will work in groups to locate a local non-profit organization. The group will work with this organization to create a clay animation project that tells the story of the organization.
Making a Thaumatrope
Use this early animation toy to learn about "persistence of vision"...what makes animation work.
The Clay Animation Kit gives you everything you need to create clay models and animate them on the computer! The kit includes step-by-step instructions for making characters, getting digital images onto the computer, and making clay animations and movies with a variety of software packages.
System 7.5 or later
16MB or RAM
30MB of hard disk space
Thousands of colors
16 MB of RAM
30 MB of hard disk space
Thousands of colors
Single Kit - Includes 1 CD, 1 Book, Clay and Accessories for an individual or small group.
Classroom Kit - Includes a license for 5 computers, 1 Book, Clay and Accessories for 5 small groups.
Site License Kit - Includes a license for 35 computers, 1 Book, Clay and Accessories for 5 small groups.