Sometimes you just have to color outside the lines. This awesome coloring app for kids just requires a few squiggles from your kiddo to get animated–getting him animated too.
The aptly named Squiggles! has 14 different pre-set pages (including one blank one) that preschoolers can use by squiggling on your iPad with their fingers. Once they’re done, tapping “go” literally makes the artwork come to life.
Squiggles come out of cars and rockets zoom around the screen, stickers move around, and a marker, paint brush, chalk and squirt bottle add interesting blobs and textures to things. Save extra nifty drawings in the gallery, print them out or email and share online.
But no worries–kids don’t have the option to share artwork on their own. All sharing features are in the parents’ area, which keeps icon buttons off the main screen and away from curious fingers who might otherwise send an oceanic masterpiece out to your Twitter feed a gazillion times.
Bonus: Check out the interactive storybook featuring Miku and Bobu. Two reading modes make interaction easy, and a short video featuring the two characters shows kids how to get creative with their squiggles. Wonderful app; kudos, Lazoo. -Pilar