Stop Motion Videos For Kids

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My kids love playing with their little figures so we decided to kick it up a notch and try making stop motion videos. There is definitely a learning curve, but once they got it, they didn’t want to stop… motioning.  Age 4+ while heavily supervised, Age 6+ to master! 


  • Tripod: DIY or treat yourself to a phone tripod or magnetic ipad stand
  • Toys (moveable ones that stand on their own are best) 
  • Stop Motion App Free or Premium for $9.99

The key with stop motion is to keep your camera (or ipad) as still as possible (shadows and lighting too!) Your kids will snap a picture, move toys a tiny bit, snap a picture, move toys… you take a shower, maybe get some emails done, win-win.  Delete unwanted frames at the end and export the masterpiece.   Just don’t let your toddler-toy-wrecker walk in on what’s happening mid-movie…  lol, it’s not pretty.

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Elle Walker is a co-founder at What's Up Moms and the mom to three kids (10, 7, 5). In her spare time, she loves testing out kids activities (often muttering, "Pinterest, you lie"), to find the best activities that minimize set-up, reduce costs, and uses stuff up around the house. Follow her behind the scenes at Instagram @whatsupelle. {{Privy:Embed campaign=591322}}