Free drawing program for kids

runs on Windows
screenshot of Drawing For Children

Kids and computers go together like peas and carrots. Whether it's because they're all closet geeks, or they just like getting in Mom and Dad's way, they're drawn to our machines. For them, typing a letter or writing a few lines of code holds no interest at all—mostly they like to draw pictures. Now I suppose you could turn them loose with Photoshop and let them figure out layers and masks and all that good stuff (when they've got that all figured out, they can explain them to you), but in all likelihood, that's not going to be what interests them. If you could show them something designed a little more for them, they just might be happy and let you get back to writing that report you need for tomorrow's meeting.

Drawing For Children is an app that your little ones can go nuts with. Choose a paint brush and do some free-form drawing. Add a couple of pre-fab shapes, maybe some text or a piece of clipart, and your little Picasso is good to go. Once they're up to speed, maybe they can give Photoshop another try.

Drawing For Children is a free Windows application. It'll run on anything from Win95 up through Vista.

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One Response to “Free drawing program for kids”

  1. JC says:

    This is a very limited app that is more of a demo of what can be created in the GameMaker engine.

    If you want a REALLY FUN drawing program for kids that is 1. fun, 2. has child modes, 3. can lock out printers, 4. can be used from 2 years to 20 years, then you need Tuxpaint:
    http://tuxpaint.org/