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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Drawing prompts and animation inspire, but no save option.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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Immersive and fun art world is pay as you go.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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Cool card-creating activity boosts basic robot maker.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
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Nearly flawless chalkboard app with some clever surprises.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
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Beautiful bugs inspire creativity in well-rounded app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
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Great drawing app is a window to self-expression.
Devices: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
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Magical effects are a fun twist, but beware in-app buys.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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Kids make fanciful facial art using everyday objects.
Devices: iPad
(2013)
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Create free, simple, mesmerizing art with a finger twirl.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
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Cool app teaches even young kids how to sketch.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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Mimic masters to make art in unique creative experience.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
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Deluxe creative tool will wow artists young and old.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
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Creative play is backbone of MoMA’s well-rounded art app.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
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Creative on-off screen combo takes practice; ads distract.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Painting app offers lots of options for creative expression.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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Beautifully designed digital sketchbook fosters creativity.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
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Impressive creation tool for teens serious about art.
Devices: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone
(2013)
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Create amazing art with ease; some nudes in online gallery.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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Top-notch photo app crams in functionality; some iffy stuff.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
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