Painting Apps, Games, and Websites

Painting practice without the mess! These standout art picks give kids endless ways to express themselves, get inspired, and make their way to the walls of the Louvre. And for even more top tools to spark the creative genius in your child, check out our Modern Kids' Guide to Creativity.

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APP

Intro to Colors, by Montessorium

age 4+

Rich exploration of color covers the basics and beyond.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2013)
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APP

Paint Sparkles Draw - my first colors HD !

age 4+

Magical effects are a fun twist, but beware in-app buys.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2012)
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APP

Singing Fingers HD

age 4+

Creative blend of fingerpainting + sound = audio art.

Devices: iPad (2011)
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APP

PlayART by Tapook

age 6+

Mimic masters to make art in unique creative experience.

Devices: iPad (2013)
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GAME

Art Academy: Home Studio

age 7+

Excellent teaching tool for aspiring artists.

Platforms: Nintendo Wii U (2015)
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APP

Art Set

age 7+

Deluxe creative tool will wow artists young and old.

Devices: iPad (2011)
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GAME

Imagine Artist

age 7+

Excellent art sim lets players' creative sides flourish.

Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi (2009)
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GAME

Art Academy

age 8+

Thorough, fun lessons will genuinely help your art.

Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi (2010)
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GAME

Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone

age 8+

Outstanding painting software can make anyone an artist.

Platforms: Nintendo 3DS (2012)
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APP

Brushes Redux

age 9+

Painting app offers lots of options for creative expression.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2012)
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APP

Color Uncovered

age 9+

Interactive science app packed with info, nifty experiments.

Devices: iPad, Android (2011)
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WEBSITE

Google Art Project

age 12+

Vast collection of global art brings the museums to you.

URL: http://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/project/art-project (2013)
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APP

Autodesk Sketchbook

age 13+

Impressive creation tool for teens serious about art.

Devices: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows app (2013)
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WEBSITE

Teen Ink

age 13+

Creative, supportive forum for teens to share their work.

URL: https://www.teenink.com (2009)
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APP

ArtStudio - Draw and Paint

age 15+

Create amazing art with ease; some nudes in online gallery.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2013)
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