Now, more than ever, it’s important to have ways to engage your kids and if you’re like me you’re probably looking for ways to keep them entertained without having them watch TV shows all the time. At the same time, you don’t want them necessarily playing video games either.
Art can be a great way to engage young minds in a creative way. I went on the search for a drawing app; I’m in the creative business so I wanted to find something that my daughter could do that could help her with her creativity.
I found Drawing Pad; at 10 bucks to buy it might seem expensive but it’s been worth it with how much fun she’s actually had working with this app. Check out this quick video to see just how easy it is.
I love how easy it is to use; my daughter is six years old, and her ability to navigate the app intuitively was impressive. Even so, there’s a great learning centre with some easy-to-understand tutorials.
Starting by opening a new project or picking one from one of your albums, you can get drawing with a lot of different tools, including paint brushes, crayons, pencil crayons, and more. The app has stencils for creating text, the ability to import stickers, or you can even import photos from your camera roll or the camera directly. There’s a full range of colours to work with, so the only limit here is your imagination.
The best part about an app like this is the ability to share your creations; because this is an iOS app you can use the built-in iOS share sheet to send what you draw to friends as an iMessage, through Facebook Messenger, as a Facebook post, or to Instagram.
Ten dollars isn’t expensive for an app that brings this kind of joy. You can find it on the app store now.