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This apps walks students step-by-step through the process of drawing many different animals. Students use a finger or stylus to trace the lines for each step. Mistakes can easily be erased and they have access to the ‘undo’ and ‘redo’ tools. The traceable lines can be removed and students can then color the animal and add more details. Backgrounds and stickers can also be easily added. Drawings can be saved to the app’s Drawing Book or to the device’s Camera Roll. They can also be emailed or printed. It also comes with two blank pages for free drawing.
Animals: bear, beaver, camel, cat, cow, crab, crocodile, dog, dolphin, donkey, duck, elephant, fish, frog, giraffe, hippo, horse, jellyfish, kangaroo, koala, lion, monkey, mouse, owl, panda, parrot, penguin, pig, porcupine, rabbit, rhinoceros, rooster, shark, sheep, skunk, snake, tiger, tortoise, toucan, whale
This app should be called ‘Draw, Color, and Tell’ – then its title would completely explain what students can do with it. Upon opening the app, select from ‘Blank Paper’ or ‘Coloring’. Although, you can also access your saved drawings/recordings from the main home screen.
Blank Paper – Choose from almost 3 dozen background pages for your drawing. Two ‘sheets’ of writing paper (primary and notebook-style) are included, as is graph paper. You can even select an image found on your device’s Camera Roll as the background!
Coloring – Almost two dozen simple, yet cute coloring pages are available for students to select. Think of this section as a modern day coloring book!
Despite the chosen option, the tools remain the same. Students can choose to color or draw with a crayon, colored pencil, or paintbrush of over 30 colors. There are also two different sized erasers. Students also have access to a plethora of stickers and even more patterns (that can be applied to as much or as little of the page as they’d like). Stencils are available in the Blank Paper option only.
‘Tell’ is included in the title because students have the option of attaching an audio recording to their drawing. They are also able to manually move any stickers placed in order to ‘animate’ their recording.
Completed drawings can be saved to Photos and shared from there.
I do wish the option of including typed text was available. Regardless, I still recommend this art app for use with younger students.