Let the creative juices flow! Many children with fine motor delays benefit from drawing. The ease of use and immediate feedback of drawing apps can be a great way to allow kids to practice in a fun and easy manner. Hold a stylus to up the therapy value while drawing and practicing writing skills. I've put together a list of our Top 10 Drawing Apps below.
** Please note: Some of these apps have in-app purchases, but they can easily be disabled in the settings of your device. There are also ads and social network links in some of these apps.**
Live Colors for Kids by Omega-R Inc.received 5 stars from Heather S
Live Colors for Kids includes 20 vivid coloring pages designed in cooperation with the professional educators. Each coloring page is introduced with a funny poem. If your child likes to color and dreams of being a magician, help him or her work magic in this coloring book by making pictures come to life!
Lazoo: Squiggles! Interactive Animated Coloring Book by Lazoo Worldwide, Inc
Pictures come to life with "Squiggles!", a revolutionary new educational drawing app for young children. A child’s simple hand-drawn squiggle can become a bird’s nest, rocket smoke, cotton candy, sheep’s wool, a curly beard, and more! Simply squiggle away to complete Lazoo’s internationally award-winning art. Then hit the GO button and watch drawings soar, pulsate, move, twirl, and multiply.
FREE (iPad version)
It’s a living, breathing coloring book! Simply color a page, press the GO button, and watch your drawings come to life. A few dots become falling snow. Scribbles turn to smoke plumes puffed from chimneys. A jagged line pulsates into fire (or water or mustard or whatever a child imagines) spewing from a dinosaur’s mouth.
FREE with in-app purchases (iPad only)
Your kids will love using their tablet as a portable art studio in Wubbzy’s Animal Coloring Book! Grab your favorite color and choose from a series of popular tools…spray paint, chalk, brushes and buckets of paint to complete your masterpiece! Don't forget to add kooky stickers to 16 wubbtastic scenes in this fun-filled coloring extravaganza!
Mini Monet is a creative playground for little kids. Children can explore various art styles with easy to use tools, capture their creative ideas on blank pages or simply get creative with coloring. Connecting children through art ~ Mini Monet has an Art Club powered by the creations of little artists. Inspiring Creativity with weekly art challenges, Mini Monet keeps the little artists busy.
Sago Mini Doodlecast comes with more than 30 drawing prompts – simple questions designed to inspire your child’s imagination. Choose a prompt or start from scratch. The app records the entire drawing process along with audio from the microphone to create short videos. The videos are as fun to watch as they are to create. It’s a great way for kids to express themselves through art and conversation. Families can use the app for everything from practicing counting and letters to talking about experiences and feelings.
Drawing with Carl by Tayasui
Making beautiful drawings has never been so easy thanks to Carl.
You can even play with talking stickers that repeat anything you say with a funny voice! Enjoy many powerful and easy to use tools that helps you make great drawings. Create your own set with Talking Carl and draw Talking heads! Explore creative drawing with Mirror painting. Easily share your drawings and vote for the Best ones.
FREE version with in-app purchase (iPad/iPhone)
$2.99 Full version (iPad/iPhone)
Hello Color Pencil by Raysoft Co.
"Hello Color Pencil" is an easy & fun drawing APP for children.
- Realistic look & feel of color pencils and marker pens
- Cool drawing sound
- Intuitive user interface
- Free 8 sketches for coloring
FREE with in-app purchase (iPad/iPhone)
Also available for FREE from Raysoft Co: Hello Crayon and Hello Chalk
Disney Creative Studio by Disney
Turn your iPad into an artist’s studio with Disney Creativity Studio. Let real Disney artists teach you how to draw your favorite Disney characters. An easy to use and intuitive instructional guide will help you perfect your skills to create amazing artwork that you’ll love to show off to your friends and family. Engaging activities like Tracing, Connect the Dots, Coloring and more provide hours of fun.
FREE with in-app purchase (iPad only)
Doodle Buddy Gold is the most fun you can have with your finger! Finger paint with your favorite colors and drop in playful stamps. Connect with a friend to draw together over the Internet.
• Funny sounds paired with stamps are a blast!
• Doodle and stamp all over your own pictures
• Scribble inside fun stencils to draw perfect shapes. Get more stencils with Doodle Bucks!
• Text Tool with resizable text and four fonts
• Post your doodles on your Facebook page
• Draw with other users on the same WiFi network
• Option to buy out ads
FREE with in-app purchase (iPad only)
FREE with in-app purchase (iPhone version)
Rachel H's favorite class in school was always art