Shelagh Robinson Mirror Read Blog 9: Mirror Read Arts and Crafts

I made Mirror Read Messaging for me. I wanted a tool to create mirror content for my classes and research. And to make cool greeting cards, and send strange notes to my nieces and nephews.
Then I decided to share it.

Now, people are taking MR Messaging places I hadn’t imagined. It’s fascinating to watch something new like this go places unintended:

Mireille, a buddy, wanted to do something ‘weird’ for her 10-year old daughter’s Hallowe’en Monster Mash Party. Lots of kids who didn’t know each other had been invited, and Mireille had been tasked with name tags. So she decided to make them using MR Messaging. (*for instructions on how to do this, see below)

Mireille said the kids who didn’t know each other actually stopped to try to read each others’ tags. And there was a surprising amount of good-natured laughter that changed into conversation as they managed to sound out each others’ names.
Mireille said the kids said the name tags were a hit – or ‘chill’ as she heard them described, which is a good thing.

Mireille also left ‘spooky’ Mirror Messages as clues in a scavenger hunt. Sounds like a great party. Wish I’d been invited Innovative Mom!

Thanks for letting me know.

Please send your ideas about how you play with MR Messaging.  I will feature the innovative and creative on this blog.

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Mireille’s instructions for making mirror read name tags stickers. She is self-admittedly not a computer genius, but I think she doesn’t give herself enough credit.

Mireille entered the names into the Messaging window, several at a time, each time using different fun fonts. She left spaces above and below each name to make printing easier.

She downloaded and saved the reversed names as jpgs. Then, all she did was create a Word document, insert each MR image as a picture, and print out out colour name tags onto pages of standard blank sticker sheets (these are found in stationary sections of stores) for home computer printers.  It’s probably easier to do this in Photoshop but neither of us know how to do this…

Tell us what you can do with MR Messaging.

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