So I got an app for the iPad for the little kiddos. Of course I had to try it out to see if it was appropriate for them. Of course. What I didn’t expect was that I would be so enthralled that I didn’t want to let the kids have the iPad to play with the app. Shame on me!
The app that had me so captivated was Doodle Buddy. It is a drawing app.
You can have a blank screen for your drawing. Or, you can have backgrounds such as a beach scene, a brick wall, a winter scene with a snowman, a mountain, a sand dune, a or a barnyard. Or, you can import one of your own photos. Sweet!
Here are two pictures — one using the barnyard scene and one using the a beach scene.
You can add stamp designs to your background: smiley faces, a frog, lady bug, daisy, soccer ball, footprints, jack-o-lantern, snowman, gingerbread man, car, teddy bear, fish, dog, or cat. Every time you use a stamp, there’s a fun sound.
When you first download the app, you get Doodle Bucks to get more packs — more stencils, patterns, dinosaurs, cars, a princes pack, space pack robot stencil, bugs, flowers, Christmas trees.
It also has a few stencils. You can follow the stencil with your finger and draw a perfect circle, triangle, square, heart, star or flower. Like these.
You can add text to your drawings.
You can select a brush, a stick of chalk, or a glitter pen to draw with.
You can easily change the color of your drawing tool.
You can also smudge what you have drawn.
And a downright fun thing about this app is that you can draw with more than one finger at a time. Wheee! (That’s from one-year-old Simon.)
This app costs only $0.99. Check it out — especially if you have little ones in your family!