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Drawing Apps for Kids

Here is a list of drawing apps for children and young people tested and chosen by Susan Stephenson,

Review of iPad App, Paper by 53

Review of iPad App, Paper by 53 by Susan Stephenson, As I told you last week, I've been playing with Paper by 53. I think it's a wonderful app with all sorts of potential for both kids and adults. They can use it simply, as an app on the iPad to make a quick sketch with. Read more at The Book Chook.

Scribblify: A universal drawing app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch - Home

Scribblify is an imaginative drawing and painting app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.


A range of applications: Note-taking, quick sketches, watercolour, illustrations.

Paint Gallery

Free Fun Paint App with exciting features and easy to use interface.

Enjoy the old school painting with:

Various brushes
Color fill tool
Text Tool
Draw shapes (lines, rectangles, circles and more)
Import & export drawings to and from photo library
Create photo galleries
Share on facebook and twitter
And much more…

Stay tuned for exciting updates.

Drawing Box Free

Enjoy the FREE VERSION of one of the most awarded painting app on the market. You will be surprised by the incredible number of features provided by a free app.

Bring along this small mobile studio with you, make life sketching, studying forms, shapes, architecture, human figures.

This is an excellent tool for a quick sketch, even drawn with small modeling effects with the smooth art brushes.

Publish your works directly on Twitter, Facebook or Sina Weibo. Send them to the photo library or to your friends by mail.

Main features: 

  • 3 pencil modes 
  • 3 art brushes
  • 2 paint rollers
  • 3 eraser sizes 
  • 78 premixed and ready to use colors.
  • 10 incredible creative pen effects.
  • 187 stickers in 3 sizes 
  • Video replay of your paintings 
  • Symmetrical drawing and painting.
  • Unlimited undo, redo, clear drawing page 
  • Pictures for coloring and leisure activities
  • Drawing lessons (in-app purchase)
  • You can choose a color for the canvas background from the 78 premixed colors. How it works: just push the color tube to the top and release it.
Doodle Buddy - Paint, Draw, Scribble, Sketch - It's Addictive!

Doodle Buddy Gold is the most fun you can have with your finger! Finger paint with your favorite colors and drop in playful stamps. Connect with a friend to draw together over the Internet.

• Funny sounds paired with stamps are a blast!
• Doodle and stamp all over your own pictures
• Scribble inside fun stencils to draw perfect shapes. Get more stencils with Doodle Bucks!
• Text Tool with resizable text and four fonts
• Post your doodles on your Facebook page
• Draw with other users on the same WiFi network
• Text chat back and forth with your drawing buddy
• Send your drawings to friends via email
• Option to buy out ads

• Saves your progress. Pick up where you left off!
• Draw perfectly straight lines with the new ruler
• Now rotate stencils and text boxes
• Perfect circles ‘n squares with new outline tools
• Better performance when drawing with friends

Anyone can draw with Doodle Buddy--from a hip Grandma to a snotty two-year-old kid. If you mess up, you can always undo your last stroke. To start over, simply shake your device.

You can connect to draw with anyone that has Doodle Buddy 1.3+ on iPhone or iPod touch.

Check out Doodle Buddy for iPad for multi-touch drawing, stamping and more.

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Requires iOS 3.0 or higher.

Pencilicious *Plus: Doodling, sketching and note-taking with editable ink for iPad

Pencilicious lets you COPY, PASTE, MOVE and CHANGE your digital ink at ANY time.

"10! A Masterpiece. . . I’ve tried tons of drawing and note-taking apps over the past year. Pencilicious is far and away the best option out there. Buy it. Buy it now."

Now available for iPhone and iPad: Pencilicious Doodle Messages
You will LOVE using Pencilicious straight from your messaging app!

Ready for the Apple Watch? Pencilicious is! Look for our Watch app compatibility this Spring. . . Sneak peek at

Beautiful and fast ink is what you'll find in Pencilicious' brushes. Choose from 5 brush sizes and 9 color palettes; change transparency to produce highlighter and chalk effects. Brush style, color and transparency can be modified at any time. Choose a specific palette for your drawing, with the option to change that palette at any time.

With just a tap, add a colored fill to any enclosed area. The fill area stays with its boundary strokes so you can move your filled object around the page. Fill color and transparency can be easily modified at any time.

Pencilicious lets you easily manipulate strokes and shapes after they have been created. Select one or more strokes and perform cut, copy, paste, re-size and deform actions. Make a stray mark? Erase or move it. Draw a sloppy square? Drag the endpoints to neaten it up. Want to repeat an object? Copy and paste, then drag to re-size. Easily copy objects from one page or notebook to another.

Two-finger pinch zooming is the newest feature added to Pencilicious. Now get up close with your drawings and notes for even easier ink editing!

Don't stress about mistakes or changes. Pencilicious lets you back out of unwanted changes with undo and redo actions.

Personalize your notebooks with a name, topic and distinctive cover. Pencilicious organizes your notebooks both by topic and by date: Quickly scroll through all your notebooks in chronological order when in portrait view; rotate to landscape to see notebooks organized by topic and flip right to a particular page in any notebook.

Whether you want plain white paper, a blackboard effect or textured art paper, Pencilicious’ 15 background papers let you personalize the look of your notebook. And if you need some structure to to your paper, overlay your choice of 2 grids or 4 types of lines on any paper.

With 4 export options, Pencilicious notebooks and pages are easy to share. Send a full notebook or a single page to DROPBOX, e-mail, iTunes or your iPad's photo library. Take a photo or choose any image from your photo library to add to your notebook. Once on your page you can resize the image and make notes or draw over it.

Print out your notes and sketches directly from Pencilicious.
NOW with native Pencilicious File Import/Export to iTunes and Dropbox. Easily share and collaborate with friends and colleagues.

NOW with In-App Purchases of Paper Overlays so you can:
*Create your own Calendar and To-Do List Notebooks.
*Sketch out your very own iPad or iPhone App Designs.
*Sketch out musical notes in a Music Staff Notebook.

Each of these Overlays can be used with your choice of paper background, creating a notebook that is unique to you.

Clearly, Pencilicious is the note-taking and sketching app that you've been looking for! Start using Pencilicious now and watch for even more new and exciting features to be added soon!

Check us out on Facebook and Twitter!
See video on and YouTube.

And as always, please ask us any questions you may have about how to use Pencilicious, or if you are experiencing any problems! We want to help you have a great experience.

Remember that iPads have limited memory and need enough to successfully use apps!

Drawing with Carl

Simply the best drawing App for kids in the Appstore. 5 ***** and featured by Apple all over the world.
Making beautiful drawings has never been so easy thanks to Carl.
Import Pictures and draw over them.
You can even play with talking stickers that repeat anything you say with a funny voice!

Enjoy many powerful and easy to use tools that helps you make great drawings.
Create your own sets with Talking Carl and draw Talking Monsters!
Explore creative drawing with Mirror painting.
Easily share your drawings and vote for the best ones.

Write your name with sticker letters.
Draw mustaches or funny eyes on your friends pictures.
Add stickers of Carl and his friends.
Share your creations on FaceBook or by email.
Save to the photo Album.

• Easy and fun drawing tools
• Talking Stickers
• Magical pattern paint bucket
• Mirror drawing
• Cool stickers of Carl and friends
• Share on Facebook Wall
• Email your drawings
• Import from photo libraty
• Save and load
• iPad compatible

Specifically designed for kids, Drawing with Carl help you make great drawings and share them with your parents and friends.