Getting Started with Sharing and Remixing Scratch Projects

Screenshot of Scratch Starter Projects

One of the nice things about learning programming using Scratch is that they make it super-easy to share your projects and build new projects based on something someone else has done.

It’s all about “remixing.”

To get started, you’ll probably want to create a Scratch logon for yourself – goto the main Scratch studio page and click the button to “Join Scratch.” Once you’ve joined, you can:

  • Save your work.
  • Share your projects.
  • Create your own Scratch studio that has all the projects you’ve worked on (for easy sharing!).
  • Remix other projects.

So, What Do You Want to Share and Remix?

If you’ve never done any Scratch programming before, it can be a little hard to figure out where to get started. Here’s a few ideas:

When You Are Ready to Remix

Once you’ve got some ideas, find a project that you’d like to start with. For example, you could try Animate the Crab. 🙂

Screenshot of Animate the Crab

Just do this:

  • Click the button to “See inside.” (so you can see the code!)
  • Then, click the button to “Remix.”

Now you have your own project based on the original “Animate the Crab” and you can change it however you’d like!

… And, Sharing…

When you are ready to share your new project, that’s easy too – just click the “Share” button, type in a few comments about your project, and decide whether you want to add it to your own personal studio, share it with the world, or whatever…

Screenshot of Animate the Crab remix - share page

Happy coding! 🙂

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