How to Make a Stick Figure Animation

Stickfigure Animators allow you to create fun stick figure animations. The animators are simple to use and easy to learn. However, creating smooth realistic looking animations takes skill and practice. This floating animation has been broken down into separate images for beginners to copy and follow along.

This stick figure animation can be made with the free stick figure animator "Pivot" for Windows. Hundreds of my 2nd -5th graders have made stick figure animations in the computer lab each year. They love it.

Pivot "I can Float"


Stick Figure Animator Downloads:

  1. Pivot Version 3.1 Download

  2. More Stick Figure Lessons and Downloads:

Boy and Ball Toss



Start the program and then open this webpage. Create and save the frames one by one in the animator following the examples on this page. The light grey "onion skin" is a shadow of where the stick used to be in the last frame. Use it to guide you where to move the stick in each new frame.

Stick Figure Animation Activity - I Can Float!

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