It's a digital world, no matter what your age may be. My tween nieces both have i-Touches. My pre-school aged nephew has an i-Phone, as does my retired neighbor. My fifteen-month old daughter is already a Skype veteran. But sometimes it can be very rewarding to slow down and go analog for a bit. This homemade mini viewer is a perfect way to do just that.
Yes, I admit, the photos you use in this project will surely be taken digitally. But from that point onwards, turn off your electronic devices and get out the scissors and tape. This tutorial at Bloesem Kids takes a small box, a drinking straw and a bunch of tiny pictures and turns them into a very cool movie or slideshow. By turning the straws, the row of pictures slowly advances, framed perfectly by a cutout in the decorated box.
As crazy as it sounds, showing pics and movies on a phone is no big deal anymore. But make one of these with your kids and I can guarantee that pictures of the family's trip to the Grand Canyon will command everyone's attention.
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