Drawing Games

Do you want to be the next Picasso? Even if you prefer to draw with pen and paper over a stylus and tablet, these apps and games are perfect picks to turn your device into a digital sketchbook. Kids of all ages can learn how to draw their favorite characters, explore their interests in animation and comic creation, and even gain inspiration from museums all over the world. There are also valuable tools and tutorials available for advanced artists to refine their skills. For more ways to cultivate kids' artistic expression and appreciation, check out our Essential Creativity Guide.

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DRAWNIMAL by YATATOY App Poster Image
Innovative combo of paper, app, and ABCs.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
(2014)
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Picasso - Mirror Draw! App Poster Image
Free art app a one-trick pony, but fun and engaging.
Devices: Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
(2011)
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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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Draw With Us! - Stickers, Photos, Pencils & Fun for Kids App Poster Image
Cool, easy-to-use tool just right for beginners.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
(2014)
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iLuv Drawing Animals - Learn to draw 40 animals App Poster Image
Step-by-step instructions great for guiding young artists.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
(2012)
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ItzaZoo Game Poster Image
Exciting learn-to-read game incorporates your drawings.
Platforms: Windows
(2009)
(2009)
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JumpStart 3D Virtual World Game Poster Image
Online learning game set in a big open world is a cut above.
Platforms: Windows
(2009)
(2009)
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Nick Jr Draw & Play App Poster Image
App promotes creation with cool tools, favorite characters.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Kindle Fire
(2012)
(2012)
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DLTK's Crafts for Kids Website Poster Image
A bounty of fun crafts for kids, but some iffy ads.
URL: http://www.dltk-kids.com/
(2012)
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PicsArt for Kids App Poster Image
Fun coloring, tracing, and drawing practice for young kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
(2013)
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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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Imagine Artist Game Poster Image
Excellent art sim lets players' creative sides flourish.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
(2009)
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Pokemon Art Academy Game Poster Image
Pokemon drawing app teaches techniques; great instruction.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
(2014)
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Art Academy Game Poster Image
Thorough, fun lessons will genuinely help your art.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
(2010)
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Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone Game Poster Image
Outstanding painting software can make anyone an artist.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
(2012)
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Drawissimo Kids-Learn to Draw App Poster Image
Creative on-off screen combo takes practice; ads distract.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
(2016)
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Brain Age Express: Arts & Letters Game Poster Image
DSi-only download game focuses on language and drawing.
Platforms: Nintendo DSi
(2009)
(2009)
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Comic Life Website Poster Image
Fun way to turn your own images into realistic cartoons.
URL: http://comiclife.com/
(2013)
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Adventure Time Game Wizard - Draw Your Own Adventure Time Games App Poster Image
Fun mix of platform creation and arcade play.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
(2015)
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Animation & Drawing by Do Ink App Poster Image
Impressive animation tool; a bit complex for newbies.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
(2015)
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BrainPOP Website Poster Image
Videos and activities are fun, accurate, and valuable.
URL: http://www.brainpop.com
(2012)
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CAST UDL Book Builder Website Poster Image
Read, write, share -- there's no wrong way to enjoy a book.
URL: http://bookbuilder.cast.org/
(2012)
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Google Art Project Website Poster Image
Vast collection of global art brings the museums to you.
URL: http://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/project/art-project
(2013)
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Pixton Website Poster Image
Create impressive comics with simple click-and-drag tools.
URL: http://www.pixton.com
(2012)
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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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Scoot & Doodle Game Poster Image
Collaborative drawing tool helps distant families play.
Platforms: Google+
(2012)
(2012)
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Autodesk Sketchbook App Poster Image
Impressive creation tool for teens serious about art.
Devices: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows app, Windows Phone
(2013)
(2013)
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Whiteboard Pro: Collaborative Drawing App Poster Image
Collaborative whiteboard app can be fun, but watch privacy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
(2013)
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Draw Something 2 App Poster Image
Lots of new cool features; random opponents still a concern.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
(2013)
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ArtStudio - Draw, Paint and Edit Photo App Poster Image
Create amazing art with ease; some nudes in online gallery.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2013)
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