This project took about 15 minutes and cost less than $2 per towel. I helped each child make a tagxedo jpeg file with holiday words they entered on the TAGXEDO site, printed it on iron on transfer paper and ironed it on flour sacks I picked up at Walmart. I literally spent about 10 minutes figuring it out so the number one tip I would pass on is to make sure you click the ALL button - otherwise it will omit some of the words you have loaded. It basically works just like WORDLE in that the more times you enter a word the larger it appears, you separate words by commas and you add a tilde sign ~ to keep words together. After the short time I've played with it I like it better than WORDLE because you can adjust how large a frequency word appears and it allows you to save your image as a JPEG file. For holiday you can make your word clouds in the shape of a snowman, a star, a tree, a peace sign, the word joy and the word love. You could also just print out your tagxedo jpeg file on cardstock and frame it. Enjoy!!
Monday, December 20, 2010
Holiday Flour Sacks with TAGXEDO
My friend "G" is the bomb. She always sends me the the BEST activity sites!! She introduced me to WORDLE which I love. It's a site that makes word clouds and I have used it to make MANY gifts, cards, and all kinds of things. I thought it was the best site...until "G" sent me the link to Tagxedo. Tagxedo is basically WORDLE on steroids. It can make your word cloud a specific shape. I know what you are thinking - WHY do I care about word clouds and what in the world would I do with a word cloud shape?!! Well take a look at these flour sack dish towels my girls and their friends whipped out today.