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Elmer's Photo Patchwork

By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Use camera to create collages; few options for further fun.

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The best part about this simple collage maker is that kids engage with their environment as they look around for interesting visuals, but having a bit more content would make it more fun. Each section in the patchwork shows just a small bit of where kids focus their camera, so kids must look very carefully for aesthetic details to fill their elephant. Kids with an artistic flair may especially enjoy this kind of image hunt. And kids who know the Elmer books may get an extra thrill from creating their own patchwork Elmer. After creating their collage, kids can save their elephant to the camera roll and from there they can print or share the image. But, beyond that, Elmer's Photo Patchwork doesn't offer many bells or whistles: There are no drawing tools and no ways to interact with the elephants. There's also no option to use a photo already in the device's camera roll, so every section needs a fresh shot. It would be nice to have more options for interacting with the images and the elephants to round out this cute app.

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