A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Create a Monster HD allows kids to design portraits of monsters, save their creations to the device's photo storage, and share their pictures on email, Facebook, or Twitter. Kids can choose from a variety of features, such as head shape, eyes, nose, mouth, ears, and accessories. Most features include 12 options. The features are available in various colors and can be resized, mirrored, or rotated. Some of the creations could be frightening for younger children.
Is it any good?
This app is great for encouraging creativity and sharing art. The wide variety in colors and features make a multitude of combinations possible. The features are creative and fun; many of the creatures are reminiscent of Monsters, Inc. Some designs may scare younger kids, but being able to control and change creations could help transform kids' fears. It is not possible to draw or design your own features or import graphics or photos from outside the app. However, kids will enjoy seeing their creations framed in the picture gallery. Plus each monster has blinking eyes which makes it appear to be alive -- it's a nice touch!
For kids who love being creative
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