- Crayola Glue Sticks
- Crayola Construction Paper - 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm (9" x 12")
- Crayola Scissors
- Use coloured construction paper 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm (9" x 12").
- Choose the colour of paper you want for the sky.
- Divide it into thirds horizontally – 7.6 cm sections.
- choose bright green for the foreground
- choose a softer green or brown for the middle ground
- choose a soft blue or violet for the background
- Cut the coloured paper into strips for each section.
- Cut the middle ground strip slightly wider – about 8 cm.
- Cut the foreground strip about 7.6 cm wide with a slightly wavy edge.
- Cut the background strip about 3 cm wide that keeps changing to about 2 or 1.5 cm wide with a wavy edge that look like distant hills.
- Glue the middle ground paper on first.
- Let the foreground paper overlap the middle ground paper slightly, and glue it in place.
- Let the background paper overlap the middle ground paper slightly, and glue it in place.
- Cut out a trunk with 3 short branches at the top.
- Cut out 3 organic shapes – 1 big, 1 medium and 1 small.
- Glue the organic shapes to the short branches on the trunk.
BASIC LANDSCAPE SCENE
- Make a big tree about 18 cm tall.
- Make a small tree about 6 cm tall.
- Think of the paper divided into thirds.
- Place the big tree in the third on the left.
- Glue it in place with the base of the trunk close to the bottom of the paper.
- Place the small tree in the third on the right and half way up the paper.
- Glue it in place.
DETAILED LANDSCAPE SCENE
- Use the same technique to make 3 sizes of trees.
- Add more organic shapes to the big tree.
- Cut out paper shapes to represent grasses, clouds, sun and other details.
- Glue the shapes in place.
- Use the scene as a backdrop for your stop motion paper animation.