One way to tell a story with your logo is to change the area behind it, called the “backdrop.”

In this video, you will add a button to your project that switches backdrops.

To start, select some backdrops.

Click “Choose backdrop from library.”

As you add backdrops, they will show up in the “backdrops” tab.

To remove a backdrop from the list, click the “x.”

Next, add a sprite to act as a button, so people who interact with your project can click it to change backdrops.

Click “Choose sprite from library.”

This example uses an arrow, but use any sprite you like as your button.

Next, program the backdrop to change.

Select the “Looks” menu.

Then, click, hold, and drag out a “switch backdrop to” block.

From the menu, select “next backdrop” Click the block a few times.


The backdrop changes with each click.

Next, program this block to run when the sprite is clicked.

From events, add a “when this sprite clicked” block.

Try it out!


Now it’s your turn: Add backdrops to your project.

Add a new sprite.

Add a “when sprite clicked” and “change backdrop to” block.

Change the value to “next backdrop” Once you finish these steps, 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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