How To Make A Birthday Card in Scratch

This is a step to step guide, explaining how to make a birthday card in Scratch. In this post, in the end, we will learn how to make a birthday card in scratch. Before we begin, you will need an account in Scratch. If you don’t have one then, head to how to create an account in scratch.

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Click the  icon to open the Backdrop library:

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Then choose the backdrop you want (such as ‘party’ or ‘light’):

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You’ll see your backdrop appear on the Stage.

Change Colors

Click the Scripts tab.

Make sure the Stage thumbnail is selected.

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Build this script to change the colours of the Stage when you click it:

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Try it! Click on the Stage to change colours.

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Tip: To reset the colours at the start, add this script:

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Click the green flag to reset.

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Choose a Character

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Click the icon that looks like this  to choose a character:

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Choose any character you want (such as Giga).

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In Scratch, characters are called ‘sprites’.

Say a Greeting

Build a script like this to say something:

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Type ‘Happy birthday!’ or your own greeting.

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Try it! Click on the green flag to make your sprite talk.

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Tip: You can click and drag your sprite to where you want it on the Stage.

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Play Music

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Click this icon  to choose a new sprite:

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Then select a party sprite (such as ‘Cake’ or ‘Gift’)

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Build this script to play music when you click on your sprite:

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Click on your sprite on the Stage to hear it play.

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Tip: You can choose a new sound from the Sound library.

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Click the Sounds tab, then click 

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Then, click the Scripts tab to drag the play sound block.

Add an Animation

Click to select your sprite:

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Add a script like this to make it grow big and small:

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Click on your sprite to see the animation.

Your script will look something like this:

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Tip: To make the sprite smaller, type in a minus sign before the number, such as -10.

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Again and Again

To repeat the animation, add a repeat block to your script:

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Try clicking your sprite again to start the animation.

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Tip: To stop, click the stop sign  (above the Stage).

Your script will look something like this:

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Tip: To reset the size of your sprite at the start, add this script:

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Spin Around

Click to select the sprite you want to spin:

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Then, build a script like this:

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Your script will look something like this:

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Tip: To reset your sprite’s direction at the start, add this script:

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Customize Your Card

What else do you want to add? Try some of these ideas.

ADD MORE THINGS

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You can click to choose another sprite from the library or to draw your own.

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You can add a script like this:

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Experiment with making your own scripts. Here are some blocks you may want to try:

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TRY DIFFERENT EFFECTS!

Click on the Stage:

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Choose effects from the drop-down menu:

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Trushil Shah

Author: Trushil Shah

My name is Trushil Shah and I am 10 years old. I live in Australia, a multicultural country. I have a little sister. Here are many things I like to do, to see, and to experience. I like to play sports, study, do technology experiencing, go out into the world, read, write, see the lunar eclipses by a glimpse, share time with my family, code in scratch and most of all have fun. I like flowers in spring, rain in summer, leaves in autumn, and snow in winter. I want to be a doctor or engineer when I grow up. I like many different types of food. My favourite subject of all is Maths. I am always trying to do my best. Whatever I do I want to do best.

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