It’s the perfect time to get in the Christmas spirit, the holidays are fast approaching and every now and again you’ll hear a festive tune amongst the chart hits on the radio. If you haven’t quite caught the Christmas bug yet, but want to create some wintery Cool Scratch Projects for friends and family to enjoy, have a look at the projects below!
Taken from one of our favourite books of the year, Cool Scratch Projects in easy steps, the projects featured can be made any time of the year. We want to see your Christmas themed creations though, so add some tinsel, glitter, and get Santa ready for some festive fun!
A tried and tested winner in our book, this project is ideal to introduce you to creating Cool Scratch Projects! Add some festive hats, or even make the game music festive with a classic like Jingle Bells!
Sprites, Santa, Action!
This project is created using stop motion and the Raspberry Pi Camera Module. It is perhaps one of the most customisable of animations, and lets you make your own costumes and scenes for a film! The photos taken are played back quickly, and all together looks like a mini-movie!
Anything can be used for the images, household objects, toys or how about baubles and your Christmas tree! Start from a bare tree and gradually add the decorations, and then Santa could arrive!
Run Rudolph Run
And finally, available on the website https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/89010705/ is Scratch Game “Run Rudolph Run”. This website is fantastic for finding new Scratch activities and games, and provides inspiration for making your own designs and set ups. A festive twist on popular game Flappy Bird, Run Rudolph Run follows Rudolph on his way to collecting presents and avoiding hitting the stars, by clicking or using the space bar to keep him in the air!
The video below shows Run Rudolph Run in action:
Also, Scratch Author Sean McManus has a daily Scratch Advent Calendar, a different Scratch project all the way up until Christmas! Can you complete them all?