Fun drawing apps for iOS your kids will love


Want to teach your kids to draw? Here are some of the best paid and free drawing iOS apps for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarteners to teach them drawing.

These days, kids are growing up using iPhone and iPad. They are no more interested in toys and board games. Kids love to use iPhone and iPad so they spend several hours a day with these devices daily. So why not engage that curiosity with some iOS apps. As arts education is being slashed from schools, parents should use drawing apps for their kids to fill a gap. There are lots of fun drawing apps available on iTunes store that are specifically aimed at kids. These drawing apps not only boost kids’ creativity & critical skills, but also get them engaged in the learning process. These apps let your kids to draw, paint, doodle, fill areas with color, and create new drawings on blank canvas. Here is a list of some of the best free and paid drawing iOS apps for kids to experiment with drawing.

Kids using drawing app on ipad


Drawing Apps for Kids

1. Drawing Pad

Price: $1.99
Download link: Drawing Pad
Compatible with: iPad with iOS 7 or later

An award winning app, Drawing Pad is perfect for beginning artists. It has really simplistic interface, which makes drawing fun and interesting. It transforms iPad into a drawing board and kids can choose different drawing tools like colors, crayons, markers, pencils, brushes and erasers. Kids can even add colorful stickers to their artwork as well as download 10 coloring books at an additional price. The art will be saved in the Drawing Pad album automatically. The kid’s artwork can be shared easily with family and friends via email, Twitter or Facebook.

2. Doodle Buddy

Price: Free
Download link: Doodle Buddy
Compatible with: iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with iOS 3.0 or later

Doodle Buddy app is very easy to use and has clean user interface. It comes with tons of cartoon stamps, sound effects and 10 backgrounds. Kids can create sketches and drawings with the help of their fingers. The app lets kids to use images from their photo albums. You can share your kid’s drawings with friends via email. There is also an option to post drawings on Facebook directly from the app.

3. Animal Sketch

Price: Free
Download link:Animal Sketch
Compatible with: iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with iOS 4.2 and later

Animal Sketch is perfect drawing app for young learners. It lets kids to draw 6 adorable sea creatures with step-by-step guided drawing sequence. Every character is broken down into easy shapes (circles, ovals, triangles and rectangles) and presented in a short guided drawing sequence.

4. Draw Free for iPad

Price: Free
Download link: Draw Free for iPad
Compatible with: iPad with iOS 4.3 and higher

It is an excellent app that lets users to create awesome sketch and doodle. The app has an intuitive and simple interface. It can be used by kids and adults, thanks to its varying degrees of difficulty. It offers a collection of stickers with sounds as well as a variety of colors. There are also tools like pencil, brush, crayon, bucket, etc. Users can start their incomplete artwork from where they left off. After creating the artwork, save it to photo library or post on Facebook/email it to friends.

5. Bamboo Paper

Price: Free
Download link: Bamboo Paper
Compatible with: iPad with iOS 6.0 or later

Bamboo Paper app is nice and cool drawing app. You can draw doodles & diagrams and make notes with your finger on a neat digital paper notebook. The app includes a Stylus, which can be used as a pen for a realistic note-taking and doodling experience. You will receive a single notebook with different cover colors and 9 paper styles and 6 expressive pen tools. You can export your creations to cloud services like Dropbox and Evernote or share them on social media: Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook.

6. How to Draw

Price: Free
Download link: How to Draw
Compatible with: iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with iOS 3.0 or more

How to draw app sports 16 “How to draw” episodes that teach kids how to draw 16 different characters like cat, dog, princess, pony, etc. Kids just have to listen the step by step lessons and follow the instructions. Once completed, kids can save their creation or email it.

7. Hand Paint

Price: Free
Download linkHand Paint
Compatible with: iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with iOS 6.0 and higher

The app is a digital canvas where kids can create drawings with various colorful subjects and artisans’ tools. It offers a number of landscapes and backgrounds, so that kids can paint a masterpiece. There are different tools like magic brush, neon marker, sketch pen and magic pencil.

8. Picturizr

Price: Free
Download link: Picturizr
Compatible with: iPad with iOS 3.2 or later

This app is a face and photo editing tool rather than a drawing app. Users can use more than 60 overlays for creating fun and crazy renditions of their friends’ faces. The app lets users to add, scale and rotate body parts and objects. Users can even add frames to photos. When you are done, you can email your creation/upload on Twitter and Facebook.

9. Draw Your Stories

Price: Free
Download link: Draw Your Stories
Compatible with: iPad with iOS 6.0 or later

The world’s first personalized stories app, Draw Your Stories is ideal for pre-school kids (aged up to 5 years). The app narrates a short meaningful story and then the kids can create as many characters and components as they want for that story. The stories have prompts for kids to draw characters and components to fill-in the scenes.

10. Monster Coloring Book

Price: $2.99
Download linkMonster Coloring Book
Compatible with: iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with iOS 4.3 or later

It is the most fun drawing app for your little ones. Kids can color around 175 monsters with interesting patterns using their fingers or by touching & filling. There are also stickers to decorate/ accessorize the monsters and make them unique. The app allows users to save their monsters to the camera roll and share them with friends.

11. Draw Along with Stella and Sam

Price: $1.99
Download link: Draw Along with Stella and Sam
Compatible with: iPad with iOS 4.3 or later

Draw along with Stella and Sam is a fun and cool drawing app for preschool kids. It is based on the popular TV show named Stella and Sam. The app provides 10 shapes/objects (butterfly, frog, flower, sailboat, plane, rocket ship, bird and a group of 3 friends that resemble paper dolls) for kids to color. Kids can choose one of the ten shapes and color it using drawing tools: brush, 12 colors, and 9 virtual stamps. Once completed, Stella and Sam will tell a short story centered on that colored object. Users can save the video of the story featuring kid’s drawing to their Photo Album.

12. Let’s Learn How to Draw

Price: Free
Download link: Let’s Learn How to Draw
Compatible with: iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with iOS 5.0 or later

This drawing app provides step by step guidance in each lesson on how to draw dogs, trains, and monsters. There are 5 lessons, increasing in difficulty in every module (dog, train, and monster). Users will get an option for a free draw scratchpad. The app features 18 color options and 4 brush and eraser sizes.

13. How to Draw – Easy Drawing Lessons and Coloring pages

Price: Free
Download link: How to Draw
Compatible with: iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with iOS 6.1 or later

The app is easy to use and has user-friendly interface. It will teach you how to draw different things similar to an art teacher. You can learn to draw cartoons, animals, nature, cars, dragons, planes, etc. Every drawing is divided into clear and easy to follow steps. Created pictures can be saved and shared. It also provides Coloring pages for kids.

14. Sand Drawing

Price: $1.99
Download link: Sand Drawing
Compatible with: iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with iOS 5.0 or later

It is a fun and great app for your little ones. The app allows the kids to draw in the realistic sand. Kids can decorate their masterpiece with 12 different beach accessories. To start a new artwork, kids have to just tap on the sea to make waves, and the waves will wash over the artwork.