The Kid Should See This

Paper to Plants: a stop-motion paper film for Tinybop

This beautiful stop-motion paper forest was made by Kelli Anderson and Daniel Dunnam for Plants, a new app by our friends at Tinybop. Inspired by the app’s original illustrations by Marie Caudry, the intricacy of the all-paper diorama is stunning: 400 tiny leaves, 500 blades of grass, 25 squirrels, and a total of 6,000 photos help to put everything together.

Below, how they did it: Paper to Plants: Behind the Scenes by Wild Combo.

In the archives, more amazing storytelling with paper: Østersøen (Ödland, Sankta Lucia), The Animated Life of A.R. Wallace, and Whale Fall (After Life of a Whale).

This award-winning video collection is reader-supported. Become a sustaining member to keep TKSST online and free for everyone, including teachers and parents who use it as a resource to spark learning and curiosity for kids.

Get smart curated videos delivered every week.