Scratch is a website that allows people to create animations and games through block based coding. In a Scratch animation I created, called “The Cookie Conundrum,” Chewy the cookie monster was the antagonist, and Bailey the baker was the protagonist. Chewy can’t seem to bake cookies right, and needs to satisfy her craving by putting on a disguise and stealing cookies from Bailey, baker of the world’s best cookies. But Bailey catches Chewy chomping on some of her cookies, and hit her in the head with a pan. Bailey realizes that Chewy only wanted a cookies, and they ended up becoming friends. 5 years later, Chewy becomes a successful owner of her own Cookie Factory with Chip.

The process of making the animation included many steps, not just coding. First, I had to create the concept and plot. Then, I wrote a script that included dialogue and stage directions. I created storyboards to plan out how my animation would look using the website This helped me develop the visuals. Finally, I used to make the final animation.

The planning page for the animation:

I hope you enjoy my animation! It was a challenge to make, but it’s an amazing experience once you have an animation that you created on your own!

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