Scratch – Create a Character!

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This Scratch workshop teaches students how to create a character and make it come to life.

Kids learn in a step-by-step process how to create a sprite using the vector drawing tools. They learn to create costumes that represent their character in different states (such as happy and sad) and animate the transition between them. They also learn techniques to make their character move and interact, asking questions of the audience, and interacting with other characters within Scratch.

This printable booklet walks kids through the steps:
Scratch Character Guide Booklet

And use this presentation to accompany the class:

Here’s a few of the creations from one of our workshops:
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Use the arrow keys to move the characters. Also try the space bar, ‘a’, ‘w’, and ‘h’ keys and see what happens!

Feel free to remix these resources. All materials created by Holyoke Codes are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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