While the sprites in your logo can create a specific look or tell a story, so can the area behind the logo, called the backdrop.

In this video, you will add a backdrop to your project.

Find backdrops in the Scratch library, or download and add one you find on the internet.

If you don't know whether you’re allowed to download images, check with an adult.

To add a backdrop from the Scratch library, select “Choose backdrop from library.”

Select a backdrop, and click OK.

To add a backdrop from the internet, first find and download an image.

Go to and select "Images."

Search for an image.

To find an image that fits the Scratch stage, select “Tools” and change the size to 480 by 360.

To find images you can use in Scratch, search for “Labeled for reuse with modification.”

Once you find an image, download it to your computer.

If you don’t know how to download on your computer, ask a neighbor.

Then, return to Scratch.

Select “Upload backdrop from file,” and select the file you downloaded.

To resize an image, click, hold, and drag a rectangle around it.

Then click, hold, and drag the edges to the appropriate size.

Click the backdrop in the menu to see how it appears on the stage.

Great job!

Now it’s your turn: Select a backdrop from the library, or add an image from the internet.

Once you finish, return to this page to select another video.

Choose an Add-On

Change Color

Create an interactive logo by changing letter colors when a key is pressed.

Say Something

Tell a story with talking letters.

Switch Costume

Change the style of a letter each time it's clicked.

Add Backdrop

Add an image behind the logo.

Edit, Draw or Add Letters

Edit, draw, or add an image to change how a letter looks.

Jumble Letters

Make your letters randomly move across the screen.


Turn your logo into a game where a letter chases the mouse pointer.


Make a letter spin.

Change Scene

Add a button that changes the scene behind your logo.

Dance Whirl

Make your letters whirl to music.

Bouncing Sprites

Animate your letters to make them bounce.

Disappearing Sprites

Play a sound as a letter disappears.


  1. Watch the introduction video.
  2. Open the Starter Project below.
  3. Return to this page and watch more videos to customize your logo.
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