In response to this week's theme, tinkering, I started looking around me for items I could use but also emulate a real life creature, object etc. I decided on a frilly zipper from an old bag and a pair of pliers and went with an under the sea theme. The first object reminded me of an octopus and the second of a crocodile. I wanted to try out new medium, as I'm not used to creating stop motion animation.
I'd found a website called exploratorium.edu were they have a bunch of activities that can be done using tinkering and the one that appealed to me most is 2 frame animation using household items which reminded me of the first video games to come out such as Super Mario Bros. They had very simple animation loops for the characters but they still got the message across to the viewer.