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Doodlers often design letters in different ways to create a specific look or theme.

Each letter in your project has many costumes to choose from so you can change how they look.

To start, select a sprite to program.

This example uses the e, but you can use any sprite you'd like.

Next, program the sprite to change costumes.

Select the looks menu.

Click, hold and drag out a next costume block.

Click the block to see what it does.

Holy cow.

Each click changes the sprite's costume.

Next, program the computer to repeatedly change costumes.

Select control and drag a repeat block around the next costume block.

Click the block to run.

Alright.

The costume changes really fast.

The repeat block is a type of loop.

It runs the next costume block 10 times, but it does it very quickly.

To make the costumes change more slowly, tell the computer to wait between costume changes.

Drag a wait block into the loop.

Click to run.

The computer waits one second between costume changes.

To slow down or speed up the change, adjust the value in the wait block.

Experiment with the values in these blocks until you're happy with the speed and the length of the effect.

Then, add an event to tell the computer when to run this code.

Select events.

This example will use a when this sprite clicked block, but you can use any event you like.

You could run this code when you press a key or click the flag.

To copy this code to other letters, click, drag and drop the code onto another sprite.

Click the sprite to check that it copied correctly and run the code.

Copy this code to as many sprites as you like.

Now it's your turn.

Select a sprite to program.

Add next costume, repeat, and wait blocks.

Add an event like when this sprite clicked.

Copy this code to as many sprites as you'd like.

Once you've finished these steps, return to this page to select another video.

Choose an Add-On

Switch Costume

Change the style of a letter each time it's clicked.

Say Something

Tell a story with talking letters.

Add Backdrop

Add an image behind the logo.

Change Color

Create an interactive logo by changing letter colors when a key is pressed.

Edit, Draw or Add Letters

Edit, draw, or add an image to change how a letter looks.

Chase

Turn your logo into a game where a letter chases the mouse pointer.

Change Scene

Add a button that changes the scene behind your logo.

Spin

Make a letter spin.

Jumble Letters

Make your letters randomly move across the screen.

Disappearing Sprites

Play a sound as a letter disappears.

Dance Whirl

Make your letters whirl to music.

Bouncing Sprites

Animate your letters to make them bounce.

Instructions
  1. Watch the introduction video.
  2. Open the Starter Project below.
  3. Return to this page and watch more videos to customize your Valentine's Day logo.
Attributions
  • "Google Doodle Team Q&A - Your Questions Answered!" by Nat & Friends (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IglWB66vn7g) -- Licensed by Standard Youtube License (https://www.youtube.com/static?template=terms)