In part one of this add-on, you programed a sprite to change costumes.

In this add-on you'll get to create your own costume.

Changing costumes is one way to animate a sprite.

Take a look at a few examples in which changing between multiple costumes makes the sprite look like it's moving.

To start, select a sprite in your story.

There are two types of sprites in Scratch, vector and bitmap.

It's much easier to animate vector sprites.

Vector images are made up of different shapes, so you can rotate, move, and manipulate each shape individually.

Click the Costumes tab to check whether the sprite is in vector mode.

If not, add vector costumes so you can follow the instructions in this add-on.

This example will animate the duck so that it waves its wings.

To start, right-click on and duplicate an existing costume.

Select the part you want to animate, in this case, the wing.

If you can't select individual shapes click the Ungroup button to break the shapes apart.

Then you can rotate or resize the selected shapes.


Now the sprite has two costumes.

Click between them to see the animation in action.

It might take a few tries to get your animation right.

Animating sprites can be really difficult.

Experiment with the paint editor and don't be afraid to make mistakes.

Finally, program the costume changes to occur during your story.

You can work that out on your own using what you learned in part one of this add-on.

Now it's your turn.

First, select a sprite.

Second, check that it is a vector sprite.

Third, copy one of its costumes.

Fourth, select a shape within that costume.

Fifth, edit it or rotate it.

And finally, program some costume changes into your story.

Choose an Add-On

Add a Title Screen

In this add-on, you will design and program a title screen that will appear at the start of your story.

Costume Animation (Part 1 of 2)

This add-on will show you how to animate your characters using costumes and some new “looks” blocks.

Costume Animation (Part 2 of 2)

This add-on will show you how to animate your characters using costumes and some new “looks” blocks.

Adding Motion (challenge)

In this add-on, you'll be introduced to the "glide" block, which you can then use to add motion to your story.

Add a Third Character

In this add-on, you'll add a third sprite to your story using a "broadcast" block.

Add a Second Scene to your Story (challenge)

In this add-on, you’ll learn how to add a second scene to your story, then you’ll program the dialogue in that scene on your own.


  1. Choose an Add-On, and click "watch" to learn how to build it.
  2. Once you finish one Add-On, try another one below the video!