arts

Creating Children's Story Animations Using Inkscape and Animatron

I'm a big fan of the Inkscape vector graphics program, which is a no-cost equivalent of Adobe Illustrator and runs on all major computer platforms (Linux, Macintosh, and Windows). Back in 2007, I created a short promotional video showing the range of graphics that people can make using Inkscape.

Inkscape, when paired with Animatron (a freemium HTML5 online animation tool), can be used for creating narrated, animated children's stories. These tools might also be used to create multimedia motion graphics stories for libraries, nonprofits, foundations, government agencies, and more.

Repurposing

I just participated in a conversation with librarians during which they raved about the popularity of duct tape craft projects. They shared dozens of ideas for things to create using duct tape. I am inspired.