Scratch Canvas

Scratch Canvas is a powerful and intuitive digital creation tool, designed to introduce novices to the world of programming and digital design.
Let’s dive in and explore how you can harness its capabilities to create your own digital masterpieces.

What is Scratch Canvas?

Developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at MIT Media Lab, Scratch Canvas is a platform that allows users to create, share, and remix interactive stories,
animations, games, art, and more. All of these are done on a virtual canvas, hence the name “Scratchet Canvas”.
It’s an amazing tool for teaching coding, especially to kids, and for anyone wanting to visualize their ideas in a dynamic, interactive way.

Getting Started with Scratch Canvas

To get started with Scratch Canvas, you simply need to create a new project. Once you’ve opened up a new project, you’ll see a large white area – this is your canvas.
On the right side of the screen, you’ll find the block palette, which contains all the code blocks that you can use to control the objects, or “sprites”, on your canvas.

Let’s start by adding a sprite. Click on the “Choose a Sprite” button located beneath the canvas and select from the library of sprites available.
Now, let’s make our sprite move. Go to the ‘Motion’ category in the block palette and drag the block that says
move 10 steps to the scripts area attached to your sprite.

Exploring More Features

Besides basic movement, the Scratch Canvas allows you to manipulate a sprite’s looks, sensing ability, sound emission, and more.
For example, to make your sprite say “Hello!”, you would use the following code:

    when green flag clicked
    say Hello! for 2 seconds

This makes the sprite say “Hello!” whenever the green flag (start button) is clicked.

Why Choose Scratch Canvas?

Scratch Canvas is a fantastic tool for beginners and young creators to start their coding journey due to its user-friendly interface and intuitive visual coding language.
But it’s not just for beginners. Even experienced coders can use Scratch Canvas to sketch out ideas or create prototypes.


Whether you’re a seasoned programmer or just getting started, Scratch Canvas offers you a platform to experiment, create, and learn.
So why wait? Unleash your creativity with Scratch Canvas today.