The Seed is a nifty animation using a combination of of 2D and papercut stop motion by Johnny Kelly of Nexus Productions.
I'll be showing this to my students as an example of what can be done with these two techniques. Lots of stuff happening in this video. Lots of idea generators for kids trying to think up project ideas.
Also I've embedded the Making of the Seed. Show these two together and your kids should be able to come up with lots of concepts on what to do and blueprints on how to do it. Let me mention that my students love the idea of animation but many quickly lose their affection for the technique once they realize the work and time that goes into creating one. Help them keep their dreams realistic. Start them off with small projects so they can see some results.
The Seed from Johnny Kelly on Vimeo.
Making of 'The Seed' from Johnny Kelly on Vimeo.
[Image: Captured from MotionGrapher:http://motionographer.com/2008/11/27/johnny-kellys-seed/]