Creaza Cartoonist

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Polly Conway, Common Sense Media
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Create kooky comic-style stories with pretty intuitive tool.

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Educational Value

Kids can learn how to tell a story using both text and image. They'll figure out how to create action and mood using Creaza Cartoonist's customizable clip art, and will learn some patience as they add frame upon frame to complete a tale. Kids can also learn a little bit of history by exploring the Historical Universe theme, which doesn't have the widest range but does include WWII, Vikings, and Ancient Greece and Rome. Creaza Cartoonist is totally fun to use, and the possibilities are endless.

Positive Messages

After creating and sharing their very own cartoon, kids will feel empowered, excited, and proud.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Creaza Cartoonist can be really fun, but the limited guidance and help make it tricky to figure out how stuff works. Make sure to watch the tutorial video as it's pretty much the only support available in English, and it's enough to get started using the program. The characters are nutty looking and there's an odd selection of props for kids to choose from, but this really only amps up the creativity and silliness of the final cartoons.

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Adult Written bylevimalachi August 21, 2013

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These will be really interesting to play. Can any age child can play it. charm bracelets

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What's it about?

CREAZA CARTOONIST is a cartoon creation website that allows kids to make their own online cartoons and mini-movies. They can use pre-drawn characters and backgrounds, or draw their own directly into a panel, then add sound. There are lots of options, including using your own images as backgrounds.

Is it any good?

Aside from the fact that kids will have to do a bit of experimenting to figure out how it all works, Creaza Cartoonist is pretty fun. The drag-and-drop interface is reasonably intuitive and kids should pick up on it quickly. There are some fun features; for example, once you choose a background, go up to the Background tab and decide if it will be day or night in this particular panel. It's a neat way to show the passage of time, and kids can also change the mood of characters in the same way. There are some weird idiosyncrasies; the Animal options you have in the Manga theme are Hamster, Cat, and Robot Cat. That's it. Want to add some props? There are a few more to choose from, among them chocolate milk, a trash can, and a hover platform.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Once you and your kids get familiar with the characters and themes, challenge them to a cartoon-off. Give them a theme, a character, and a prop that you've chosen, and see where their story goes. They can then do the same for you!

  • Some graphic novels and manga are really quality reads, dealing with both fun and challenging content. Take your kids to the library and explore what's available there.

Website details

  • Subjects: Social Studies: cultural understanding, historical figures, history
    Language & Reading: following directions, storytelling, writing
    Arts: drawing, film, script writing
  • Skills: Creativity: brainstorming, imagination, producing new content
    Tech Skills: digital creation, social media, using and applying technology
    Communication: conveying messages effectively, multiple forms of expression
    Thinking & Reasoning: decision-making, strategy
  • Genre: Creating
  • Price: $200-$999 per year
  • Pricing structure: Paid

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