And now for something completely different. I came across this entertaining gadget thinking I was going to learn how to make an old time kaleidoscope like I remembered from my childhood. Something with a cardboard tube and little colorful pieces tumbling around inside, you know?
Instead it turned out to be an online widget to make your own kaleidoscope using digital pictures. You swirl your mouse around on it and then . . . ooooooh. . . . . look at all the pretty colors and designs! So much easier than the old fashioned way!
You can either upload a specific picture, or just use the default picture of the flowers. It’s all good.
So I give you permission to take a break from the serious stuff and have a little fun.
Here’s the link = = > > Make Your Own Kaleidoscope
And as an example:
This photo of my Easter eggs dyed with Kool-Aid . . .
Can end up looking like this fun little design:
If you find an image on the internet you want to try on the kaleidoscope (I used Google Image Search) try right clicking on the picture, then click “copy image address”, and then copy and paste that URL into the box on the Kaleidoscope widget. See . . . you aren’t completely wasting your time. You’re learning new computer skills. Tell yourself that.
Here’s a kaleidoscope I did from an image I found of a rainbow.
And when you’re done playing, you can even let the kids play too 🙂
Here’s the link again – – > Make Your Own Kaliedoscope