Parents' Guide to

Art of Glow

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Create free, simple, mesmerizing art with a finger twirl.

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ART OF GLOW is deceptively simple and yet can be intriguing for long stretches of time as you watch your own fingers create fireworks, stars, and endless swirls that seem to take on a life of their own. The settings are fun to play with and can completely mix up the experience. For kids who can't yet read, a parent will need to explain which setting controls what aspect of each glow drawing (speed, color, shape, etc.) and the app is self-explanatory from there. If you want to create specific images with this art tool, it may take a few tries to learn how to get the details that you want, but it can be done even for those not artistically inclined. If your kid is happy to just to move his or her fingers around and watch the colors and shapes come to life, this app is an instant winner. Pro version ($0.99) has video and other expanded capabilities.

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