CoLAR App – Make your coloring creation come alive!

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CoLar App

Looking for a bit of magic when coloring with your child or student?

Use the free CoLAR app for iPad/iPhone or Android to create your colored worksheet into a virtual reality. Oh, yes and it is free ( additional worksheet images are an in app purchase).

Here is an example of one of the virtual products using a free worksheet (this was supplied me with a fun, chill-out activity after a tough end of the school year day!). Changes in the positioning over the worksheet provides a bit more 3-D! Here’s my CoLAR creation I videoed (using some app-smashing).

How this works:

1. Down load the CoLAR App (free)

2. Go to the CoLAR website and find free worksheets. Select a worksheet and print it out – hard copy.

3. Color the worksheet. It appears as though you can use colors, markers or pencil colors.

4. When your worksheet is colored. Open the CoLAR app and position your iPad or iPhone over the colored worksheet. Make sure there is good lighting.  Wait until the image of the worksheet is green. The colored worksheet images turn virtual on your iPad/iPhone.

5. Watch and be amazed or just entertained – for free!

A fun and motivating activity for students or kids of all ages (that would include me too!). Use it as a reward or to motivation for controlled coloring, identifying colors making patterns or app-smash it into a video to use in story telling app – only limited by your creativity.

Try a little virtual fun!

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About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, ATP, CATIS

OTR/L with more than 35 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 20 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary, post secondary students and work environments for adult clients. A RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner with ACVREP CATIS credentials, AOTA Specialty Certification in Low Vision, USC Davis Executive Certificate in Home Modifications, servicing adults and students with disabilities in employment, education, and home environments. A 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham Low Vision Certification Program.
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2 Responses to CoLAR App – Make your coloring creation come alive!

  1. lesleyot says:

    Hi carol

    Just for your interest we are developing an environmental control app for kids with physical disabilites

    Just incase your interested in following our development Lesley

    Sent from my iPhone

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