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Apps for Making Art

Take a virtual coloring book or easel with you wherever you go with these playful and colorful apps. You could never carry this many paintbrushes, crayons, or sticks of chalk in your purse, and now you don't have to. And if you're looking for more ways to encourage kids to be expressive, our Modern Kids' Guide to Digital Creativity is packed with inspiration for all ages.

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Art Class with Dr. Panda App Poster Image
Fun, directed crafts best as inspiration for offscreen art.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2017)
(2015)
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Crayola Create and Play App Poster Image
Delightful creativity and game combo for subscription.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
(2018)
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Tiny Robot Maker App Poster Image
Cool card-creating activity boosts basic robot maker.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
(2014)
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Mickey's Magical Arts World App Poster Image
Immersive and fun art world is pay as you go.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
(2015)
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Bord App Poster Image
Nearly flawless chalkboard app with some clever surprises.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
(2011)
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Bug Art App Poster Image
Beautiful bugs inspire creativity in well-rounded app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
(2014)
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Drawing Pad App Poster Image
Great drawing app is a window to self-expression.
Devices: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
(2010)
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Paint Sparkles Draw - my first colors HD ! App Poster Image
Magical effects are a fun twist, but beware in-app buys.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2012)
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Faces iMake - Right Brain Creativity App Poster Image
Kids make fanciful facial art using everyday objects.
Devices: iPad
(2013)
(2016)
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Art of Glow App Poster Image
Create free, simple, mesmerizing art with a finger twirl.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
(2010)
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How to Draw-Full Version App Poster Image
Cool app teaches even young kids how to sketch.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2011)
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PlayART by Tapook App Poster Image
Mimic masters to make art in unique creative experience.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
(2013)
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Art Set App Poster Image
Deluxe creative tool will wow artists young and old.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
(2011)
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The Anti-Coloring Book App App Poster Image
Creative inspiration with so-so tools, pressure to buy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
(2017)
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Brushes Redux App Poster Image
Painting app offers lots of options for creative expression.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
(2012)
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iOrnament App Poster Image
Creating beautiful, geometric images fascinates, educates.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
(2017)
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Living Paintings: Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum App Poster Image
Interact with works of fine art in fun, creative ways.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
(2016)
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Mixerpiece App Poster Image
Creativity abounds with bits and pieces of classic art.
Devices: iPad, Android
(2018)
(2018)
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Paper by FiftyThree App Poster Image
Beautifully designed digital sketchbook fosters creativity.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
(2014)
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Autodesk Sketchbook App Poster Image
Impressive creation tool for teens serious about art.
Devices: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows app
(2013)
(2013)
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ArtStudio - Draw and Paint App Poster Image
Create amazing art with ease; some nudes in online gallery.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2013)
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PicsArt Photo Editor & Collage App Poster Image
Top-notch photo app crams in functionality; some iffy stuff.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Kindle Fire
(2013)
(2013)
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