TikTok Tutorial #25 - How to create a Delete Button Animation in CSS and JavaScript

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1. HTML Code
2. CSS Code
3. Javascript Code

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1. HTML Code

<!DOCTYPE html>
<button class="button">
<div class="trash">
<div class="top">
<div class="paper"></div>
<div class="box"></div>
<div class="check">
<svg viewBox="0 0 8 6">
<polyline points="1 3.4 2.71428571 5 7 1"></polyline>
<span>Delete Item</span>

2. CSS Code

.button {
--background: #1A1423;
--background-hover: #372549;
--text: #fff;
--shadow: rgba(0, 9, 61, .2);
--paper: #B75D69;
--paper-lines: #fff;
--trash: #e1e6f9;
--trash-lines: #bbc1e1;
--check: #fff;
--check-background: #B75D69;
position: relative;
border: none;
outline: none;
background: none;
padding: 25px 49px;
border-radius: 7px;
min-width: 142px;
-webkit-appearance: none;
-webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent;
cursor: pointer;
display: flex;
color: var(--text);
background: var(--btn, var(--background));
box-shadow: 0 var(--shadow-y, 4px) var(--shadow-blur, 8px) var(--shadow);
transform: scale(var(--scale, 2));
transition: transform 0.3s, box-shadow 0.3s, background 0.3s;
.button span {
display: block;
font-size: 17px;
line-height: 25px;
font-weight: 500;
opacity: var(--span-opacity, 1);
transform: translateX(var(--span-x, 0)) translateZ(0);
transition: transform 0.4s ease var(--span-delay, 0.2s), opacity 0.3s ease var(--span-delay, 0.2s);
.button .trash {
display: block;
position: relative;
left: -8px;
transform: translate(var(--trash-x, 0), var(--trash-y, 1px)) translateZ(0) scale(var(--trash-scale, 0.64));
transition: transform 0.5s;
.button .trash:before, .button .trash:after {
content: '';
position: absolute;
height: 8px;
width: 2px;
border-radius: 1px;
background: var(--icon, var(--trash));
bottom: 100%;
transform-origin: 50% 6px;
transform: translate(var(--x, 3px), 2px) scaleY(var(--sy, 0.7)) rotate(var(--r, 0deg));
transition: transform 0.4s, background 0.3s;
.button .trash:before {
left: 1px;
.button .trash:after {
right: 1px;
--x: -3px;
.button .trash .top {
position: absolute;
overflow: hidden;
left: -4px;
right: -4px;
bottom: 100%;
height: 40px;
z-index: 1;
transform: translateY(2px);
.button .trash .top:before, .button .trash .top:after {
content: '';
position: absolute;
border-radius: 1px;
background: var(--icon, var(--trash));
width: var(--w, 12px);
height: var(--h, 2px);
left: var(--l, 8px);
bottom: var(--b, 5px);
transition: background 0.3s, transform 0.4s;
.button .trash .top:after {
--w: 28px;
--h: 2px;
--l: 0;
--b: 0;
transform: scaleX(var(--trash-line-scale, 1));
.button .trash .top .paper {
width: 14px;
height: 18px;
background: var(--paper);
left: 7px;
bottom: 0;
border-radius: 1px;
position: absolute;
transform: translateY(-16px);
opacity: 0;
.button .trash .top .paper:before, .button .trash .top .paper:after {
content: '';
width: var(--w, 10px);
height: 2px;
border-radius: 1px;
position: absolute;
left: 2px;
top: var(--t, 2px);
background: var(--paper-lines);
transform: scaleY(0.7);
box-shadow: 0 9px 0 var(--paper-lines);
.button .trash .top .paper:after {
--t: 5px;
--w: 7px;
.button .trash .box {
width: 20px;
height: 25px;
border: 2px solid var(--icon, var(--trash));
border-radius: 1px 1px 4px 4px;
position: relative;
overflow: hidden;
z-index: 2;
transition: border-color 0.3s;
.button .trash .box:before, .button .trash .box:after {
content: '';
position: absolute;
width: 4px;
height: var(--h, 20px);
top: 0;
left: var(--l, 50%);
background: var(--b, var(--trash-lines));
.button .trash .box:before {
border-radius: 2px;
margin-left: -2px;
transform: translateX(-3px) scale(0.6);
box-shadow: 10px 0 0 var(--trash-lines);
opacity: var(--trash-lines-opacity, 1);
transition: transform 0.4s, opacity 0.4s;
.button .trash .box:after {
--h: 16px;
--b: var(--paper);
--l: 1px;
transform: translate(-0.5px, -16px) scaleX(0.5);
box-shadow: 7px 0 0 var(--paper), 14px 0 0 var(--paper), 21px 0 0 var(--paper);
.button .trash .check {
padding: 4px 3px;
border-radius: 50%;
background: var(--check-background);
position: absolute;
left: 2px;
top: 24px;
opacity: var(--check-opacity, 0);
transform: translateY(var(--check-y, 0)) scale(var(--check-scale, 0.2));
transition: transform var(--check-duration, 0.2s) ease var(--check-delay, 0s), opacity var(--check-duration-opacity, 0.2s) ease var(--check-delay, 0s);
.button .trash .check svg {
width: 8px;
height: 6px;
display: block;
fill: none;
stroke-width: 1.5;
stroke-dasharray: 9px;
stroke-dashoffset: var(--check-offset, 9px);
stroke-linecap: round;
stroke-linejoin: round;
stroke: var(--check);
transition: stroke-dashoffset 0.4s ease var(--checkmark-delay, 0.4s);
.button.delete {
--span-opacity: 0;
--span-x: 16px;
--span-delay: 0s;
--trash-x: 46px;
--trash-y: 2px;
--trash-scale: 1;
--trash-lines-opacity: 0;
--trash-line-scale: 0;
--icon: #fff;
--check-offset: 0;
--check-opacity: 1;
--check-scale: 1;
--check-y: 16px;
--check-delay: 1.7s;
--checkmark-delay: 2.1s;
--check-duration: 0.55s;
--check-duration-opacity: 0.3s;
.button.delete .trash:before, .button.delete .trash:after {
--sy: 1;
--x: 0;
.button.delete .trash:before {
--r: 40deg;
.button.delete .trash:after {
--r: -40deg;
.button.delete .trash .top .paper {
animation: paper 1.5s linear forwards 0.5s;
.button.delete .trash .box:after {
animation: cut 1.5s linear forwards 0.5s;
.button.delete, .button:hover {
--btn: var(--background-hover);
--shadow-y: 5px;
--shadow-blur: 9px;
.button:active {
--shadow-y: 2px;
--shadow-blur: 5px;
--scale: 0.94;
@keyframes paper {
10%, 100% {
opacity: 1;
20% {
transform: translateY(-16px);
40% {
transform: translateY(0);
70%, 100% {
transform: translateY(24px);
@keyframes cut {
0%, 40% {
transform: translate(-0.5px, -16px) scaleX(0.5);
100% {
transform: translate(-0.5px, 24px) scaleX(0.5);
html {
box-sizing: border-box;
-webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased;
* {
box-sizing: inherit;
*:before, *:after {
box-sizing: inherit;
body {
min-height: 100vh;
display: flex;
font-family: 'Inter', Arial;
justify-content: center;
align-items: center;
background: #eceffc;

3. Javascript Code

document.querySelectorAll('.button').forEach(button => button.addEventListener('click', e => {
if(!button.classList.contains('delete')) {
setTimeout(() => button.classList.remove('delete'), 3200);

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