Visit Eden during February half-term for a special glimpse behind the scenes of Shaun’s world with a range of fun activities, from animation workshops to a trail around the Biomes.
When: Saturday 16 – Sunday 24 February 2013
Price: included in the cost of admission to Eden, except extra charge of £5 per person for the model-making workshops
Animate It! events
Here's a flavour of the fun you can get involved at Eden throughout half-term:
- Follow the trail and draw your own Shaun the Sheep episode using facts you have discovered then bring it to life in the animation stations. Collect your trail sheet from the Visitor Centre.
- Help us help the Wool Room to break the Pom Pom World Record by making a sheep pom-pom and adding it to our display (part of the Campaign for Wool).
- Aardman Animation Model-Making Workshops: build your very own Shaun the Sheep model with the expert help of Aardman’s Animators. Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Times: 11am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 4pm
- Price: £5 per model
- Online booking is essential as places are limited.Book online here.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
- Animate It! Live show: join our presenter in learning some cool animation tricks and even take part yourself.
- Times: 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm
- Make a mask and take home an activity sheet.
- Watch episodes of Shaun the Sheep
Animation activity sheets
Prepare for our Animate It! event by downloading and doing some of these great animation activity PDFs from Aardman:
- Create a character profile
- Emotions challenge
- Make a story generator
- Leg work (mastering animating the human walk)
- Meta-morph-osis (changing one thing into another)
- Make a flick book
- Make a slug
- Make a studio
Fun with Shaun the Sheep
Shaun the Sheep, who found fame through his BBC TV programme, is known around the world for his cheeky japes. Whether you're new to Shaun or a dyed-in-the-wool fan, you'll enjoy the farmyard fun below.
Make a mask of Shaun, Shirley or Timmy
Become part of the flock with these easy-to-make masks:
More fun with Shaun
- Play the new versions of the amazing Home Sheep Home online game:
- For even more games and video clips, check out the official Shaun the Sheep website.
- You can also follow the flock on the Shaun the Sheep Facebook page.
Make your own animated movies!
- Set up a simple studio. Here are some top tips from the experts at Aardman.
- If you don’t already have some animation software you can download a free 14-day trial of Animate It – the simple to use stop-motion software created by Aardman Animations and Kudlian Software.
- Find something to animate and off you go!
- Check out www.animate-it.com for lots of assets, tips and ideas to help you create your own animations.
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