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Things to TryThe Things to Try section is a list of project tutorials that will all link to the Scratch Project Editor when clicked. When accessing the project editor, a tutorial is brought up that will bring you through each section step by step, with some example and videos. The projects created by following the tutorials are usually quite simple, but each tutorial encourages people to improve upon the result with their own ideas.
The tutorials shown are as follows (in order of appearance):
- Animate a Name
- Make It Fly
- Make Music
- Race to the Finish
- Hide and Seek
- Fashion Game
- Create a Story
- Pong Game
- Let's Dance
- Catch Game
- Virtual Pet
On the Tips page, there is a section about "Activity Cards", also known as Scratch Cards. These are cards that allow you to "learn to create interactive games, stories, music, animations, and more." This section includes a link to download a PDF for all the cards or purchase the printed set.
On the Tips page, there is a section covering Starter Projects, or the projects created by the Scratch Team account. These projects are there to help Scratchers "get ideas for making [their] own projects."
The Tips page in the Scratch Design Studio
In August of 2017, a new Scratch Design Studio was created to promote the Tips page - Things to Try. This studio invites users to create a project using the Tips page.
Tips on the front page
From December 1, 2017, to December 7, 2017, a large banner was displayed at the top of the Front Page which displayed an animated Scratch name. It also featured a button that said "Animate a name" which would take users to the Scratch Editor that has the tips bar within the interface opened up for you. A second banner was displayed underneath the Featured Studios section, replacing the curator row. This banner contained extra tutorials, including (in order of appearance):
At the very bottom of the page, there are links to other parts of the Scratch website, as follows: