Set the scene Giving your animation a background is easy to do and will help make your film look more realistic. Adding the set will create a world for your characters to live in. You will need: A printed background of your choice Toys Cardboard Scissors Paper Coloured pens and pencils How to do it… 1. Choose a background and print it off. You can choose which page you want to print. 2. Use toys to add to the scene, model trees, animals, cars, anything that helps to create the look you want. 3. If you don’t have the right toys you could draw the set, colour it in, cut it out and stick it onto card so it stands upright in your set. Things to try… Perhaps you have an idea for background that is not here? Well, why not draw or paint your own? Add more detail to your scene by making some small plasticine props.