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Best Creative Apps

Your mobile device's screen is a magnet for little fingers, so why not channel their curiosity with your phone into a creative experience? These apps allow kids to color pictures, play around with photos, or just swirl around the screen making cool colors and shapes.

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AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Nearly flawless chalkboard app with some clever surprises.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Great drawing app is a window to self-expression.
csm_app
Devices: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Creativity blossoms in remarkably original art app.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Drawing app is simple but fun for younger kids.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Mess-free finger-painting for preschool to teens.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Create amazing multi-scene cartoons with musical scores.
csm_app
Devices: iPad
(2011)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Deluxe creative tool will wow artists young and old.
csm_app
Devices: iPad
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Permission to be destructive can inspire creativity.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Painting app offers lots of options for creative expression.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Push, pull, and paint iPad clay to make fantastical images.
csm_app
Devices: iPad
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Simple editing app lets kids create photo masterpieces.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Budding cartoonists can upload a photo and paint.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2010)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Lots of creative options, some ads, and an iffy link or two.
csm_app
Devices: iPad
(2011)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Create amazing art with ease; some nudes in online gallery.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)

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