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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Claymation Mandalas

Claymation by a 7th grade student

Step 1:
Place iPad on wire shelf so that the eye of the camera peeks through the holes. Place clay on white paper below

Step 2:
Make sure the camera is oriented horizontal, with the bottom of the camera towards you. Check the icon in the upper right hand corner of the screen. 

Step 3: 
For the rest of the instructions, watch the video below and start creating!



  1. My kids are all getting I-Pads next year. I am so doing this.

  2. Nice little hints... I love he idea of the Mandala! Thanks for sharing. Consider yourself pinned!

  3. Wow! What a great idea! Thanks!

  4. Nice post. Great post. It is really wonderful.

  5. these videos are really helpful to understand all this.

  6. That's a great method of taking pictures. Thanks for sharing!

  7. That is an extraordinary technique for taking pictures. A debt of gratitude is in order for sharing!

  8. Very interesting. Indeed it just requires to a little more creativity to be able to each our kids well. Keep up the great work.

    Jeff (website)