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10 of the Best Drawing iPhone Apps for Kids


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There are hundreds of art-related apps available for the iPhone, but not all of them are suitable for kids. These 10 drawing apps for iPhone, however, are specifically designed for kids, with easy-to-use features that encourage both learning and creativity. Your little ones will spend hours drawing, painting, coloring and sharing their masterpiece creations through the built-in multimedia tools available via these excellent drawing apps.

  1. Doodoo Pad – Young children love colors and textures, which is why you’ll want to include this free app in your child’s drawing games. Doodoo Pad comes with over 14 different styles of brush, including rainbow, neon and crayon. Brushes and colors are randomly selected, meaning your child can create completely unique pictures with surprise results. The app also has a video replay and access to your photo gallery.
  2. Drawing Pad+ – This $0.99 app lets your child pair the iPhone with other devices, allowing friends to collaborate on and share drawing projects. Completed drawings can be printed, copied, sent to friends or used as the iPhone’s background. Other simple features include an erase function, round and square line styles and a nine color history bar. This app is available for both the iPhone and iPad.
  3. Kaleidoscope Drawing Pad – There was a time, not so long ago, when kids were fascinated for hours by the simple Kaleidoscope. All the colors of the spectrum, with glowing, rainbow and neon brushes, are brought together with this app. The app mimics the gorgeous patterns created by a traditional kaleidoscope so that your child’s drawings can really come to life. It only takes a few strokes to create beautiful drawings, which you can then watch back using the built-in movie mode. Kaleidoscope Drawing Pad is available for free from the iTunes store.
  4. Zoodle Pad – Your child will learn about line width, use of color and control with this free app for the iPhone and iPad. The easy-to-use interface allows the user to adjust color, line direction and thickness with simple movements and strokes of the screen. If your child wants to practice his tracing and retouching skills, you can upload pre-existing images from your iPhone or computer. There is also a stamp feature, which provides images for your child to color.
  5. Color & Draw for Kids – More than just a coloring book, Color & Draw for Kids is a fully interactive training tool for young, budding artists. Your child, with the help of voice instruction, can complete drawings, color them and then save them to a dedicated image gallery. Unlike many other drawing apps, Color & Draw for kids does not auto-fill sections of the drawing. The user can create unique palettes, too, which encourages children to experiment with colors and textures. This fantastic app is available for $0.99 from the iTunes store.
  6. Drawing Den – This app is, paradoxically, both a simple and advanced-featured app. As the parent, you can adjust the settings in Drawing Den to suit your child’s age and ability. However, the settings features are designed in such a way that they are not easily accessible to the child. You can choose whether your child can draw outside the lines and how many colors are available. The basic version of the app is free; however, you can unlock all features with a single purchase of $2.99.
  7. Draw Pad Pro – There are a lot of apps out there with “pad” in the name, however, this really is a drawing pad. You can choose from multiple page styles, switching between blank canvases to lined pages, for instance. There are over 20 pen colors and six different sizes. The easy zoom feature, with a pinch of the finger and thumb, allows your child to get up close and personal with their drawing, too. Draw Pad Pro costs $1.99 from the iTunes store, and is compatible with all Apple handheld devices.
  8. MyBrushes for iPhone – An app that aims to bring simple, yet detailed painting tools to the iPhone, MyBrushes for iPhone is available for $0.99 from the app store. There are over 50 background style templates to choose from, as well as over 100 types of brushes. Watch your child take his work to the next level and share his masterpieces with the world.
  9. Drawing and Painting Pad – Simple, yet packed full of great features, Drawing and Paint Pad is the ideal app to help your child learn about colors, shapes, lines and contours. Tools are laid out along the top of the screen and down the left hand side, which makes this app usable for children of all ages. You can download Drawing and Painting Pad for free from iTunes.
  10. Chalk Pad for iPhone – No child’s collection of drawing tools is complete without a chalk board – or in this case, a Chalk Pad. There is nothing complicated about this free app. Your child can choose from an unlimited number of colors, which they can then use to create detailed and imaginative chalk art.
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One Response to 10 of the Best Drawing iPhone Apps for Kids

  1. Saurabh says:

    Nice List!
    I am currently using Drawing Pad+ that I purchased for my brother.