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Drawing Animation

What are the best apps for creating animated drawing on iPad? Here's what we're using in the classroom! See more at
Creative Kids

The app gives children over six a step by step method for creating their own animations and moving images using colour pencils, paper, and a tablet computer. Fine motor skills, creativity, and imagination are stimulated in a playful and fun way.

• Lovingly hand-crafted app with colour pencil drawings
• Self-explanatory step by step drawing tutorials
• Intuitive handling
• Four user profiles
• Developed with child development experts, tested, and further developed
• Ideas which are age-appropriate and further your child‘s development: exercises fine motor skills, creativity, and imagination

Animation HD for Kids

Animation HD is an engaging and simple-to-use application for drawing and animation for children and their parents. Your child can create a fully animated cartoon and revive his or her favorite fairy tale characters or comic book heroes in just a few minutes.

ABCya Animate

A beautifully designed child-centered interface makes the creative process fun and simple. Students as young as Kindergarten can make animations!

Sago Mini Doodlecast

Sago Mini Doodlecast is a unique drawing app that records your voice as you draw. Capture every stroke, word and giggle. Perfect for children ages 2-6. Play back your drawings and share them with friends and family.

Sago Mini Doodlecast comes with more than 30 drawing prompts – simple questions designed to inspire your child’s imagination. Choose a prompt or start from scratch. The app records the entire drawing process along with audio from the microphone to create short videos. The videos are as fun to watch as they are to create.

Sago Mini Doodlecast is a fun creative activity and a valuable teaching aid. It’s a great way for kids to express themselves through art and conversation. Families can use the app for everything from practicing counting and letters to talking about experiences and feelings.

Animation & Drawing by Do Ink

Key Features & Benefits:
• easy-to-use, yet powerful vector drawing tools
• simple enough for doodlers, with advanced features for skilled artists
• flipbook-style animating – great for beginning animators
• keyframe animating – graduate to powerful animation techniques
• drag your finger to create motions paths – easy to make sophisticated animations
• make H.264 movies & PNG images – view on your iPad or save to the Camera Roll
• extensive collection of reusable art "props" (static and animated)
• extensive documentation embedded in the app