X


Forgot Password?

Join Us

Store Currency: USD
Currency:
Cart is empty (0)
Featured

Be inspired

One of the things I love most about the Animaplates website is the feedback that I receive from you, my readers. Especially when it includes pictures of your work. Creativity can be expressed in many ways, and that as very visible in a big project like my giant nutcracker. I feel very honoured to be […]

Continue Reading
Monkey

Monkey puppets in action

Although monkeys are apparently our ancestors (speaking in evolutionary terms), they often behave in ways that make us laugh. Have some fun making faces with the Animaplates monkey puppet in this video.  Then, make the puppet and invent a silly story yourself! The Year of the Monkey Maybe it’s not surprising that the Chinese Horoscope […]

Continue Reading
Map

Giant Nutcrackers Around The World

Here is a map showing the locations of the people who took up the challenge to build a Giant Nutcracker. Where available, I have added a picture of their nutcracker.  If your nutcracker picture isn’t here yet, please leave a comment below and attach your photo!   It had long be my dream to build a nutcracker […]

Continue Reading
Elf on the Shelf

What’s that elf doing on the shelf?

Ten years ago, an enterprising mother-daughter team (Carol Aebersold and Chanda Bell) created a story that explains how Santa Claus knows whether kids have been naughty or nice. This story was based on their own family Christmas tradition according to which each year, Santa sent an elf to their home to watch over the children […]

Continue Reading
Nutcracker

Giant Nutcracker Construction Tips

The giant nutcracker is not a project for the faint of heart. If you start it, you need all the help you can get. Fortunately, our members help each other out, and this article is intended to record that information so that everyone can benefit from it. Diameter mismatch Mop head hair Diameter mismatch Construction tubes are […]

Continue Reading
Poppies

A sea of poppies

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the first world war, British artists created a unique piece of installation art. From July to November 2014, in the moat of the Tower of London, volunteers under the artists’ direction planted 888,246 ceramic poppies, one for each British or colonial soldier fallen in the War. […]

Continue Reading
Turtle

What turtles can teach us

Turtles are reptiles that  can be distinguished from other reptiles by the fact that they have a carapace. The carapace is made of bony plates that are welded to the skeleton. The carapace is a good protection against predators. Some turtles live in fresh water (aquatic turtles), others live in the seas and the oceans […]

Continue Reading
ArticleSadakoALaUne

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

Symbols exist all over the world and each symbol can have more than one meaning. They exist because there is an inherent need to have something tangible to hold on to, even when you feel like there is nothing left for you. This is a situation Sadako Sasaki found herself in at an early age […]

Continue Reading
Globe

Making a giant globe together

Earth Day is right around the corner. The one day we take time to really celebrate the magnificent globe that brings us all our bare essentials and necessities. Really, it’s a day we should have more often, but alas there’s just this one. Give your kids and group the best Earth Day activity with our […]

Continue Reading
Easter

Let’s make Easter baskets

On your marks… Get Ready…. GOOOO!!!!! Oh to be a child chasing those candy filled eggs with all the other kids. Must have a strategy and be quick because you know there are lots of other seekers in this game of hide the eggs! There’s much more to Easter than just that, but kids do […]

Continue Reading
Mural

Creatures of the Sea

An underwater world of Animaplates. For instructions on how to make these projects, see the Sea Creatures page. Mural made by children in an Animaplates workshop:

Continue Reading
Snowflake

Create snowflakes with Magic Nuudles

There are lots of ways to create a snowflake. We have a few of them on our site. Each craft that you run across, will give you the ability to see snowflakes a little differently. Doing this, is very important for children, because nothing is ever the same for them. You can drive the same […]

Continue Reading