As the proud mama of a shiny new iPad, I’ve managed to keep my kidlets’ touch screen-seeking fingertips off. Now I’m not sure I want to. Blame it on What Should I Draw? an HD iPad app that brings together Mad Libs and drawing in an epic mashup.

Not only does this one give kids drawing media, but suggestions on what to draw. Four splotches of paint in the first screen reveal a suggestion in adjective, color, animal and verb form–we got smart, yellow, whale, flying a kite. The third screen offers up a blank canvas with a rainbow of paint buckets that let kids make colorful, one-fingered doodles to their heart’s content. The app then takes that doodle and saves it in a website gallery where you can save, upload or see how your offspring’s artistry looks on a mug or tee.

And anything that nixes all that but-moooom-I-don’t-know-what-to-draw whining right off the bat gets props from me. –Pilar

You can purchase What Should I Draw? in iTunes for $2.99 (worth it!) and access the artwork website for free.