Monday, January 10, 2011

Coloring App Review

As you can probably tell from my previous post, I love iphone and ipad apps to keep my kids busy and focused when it's important.

I need to share a really great app with you! The iCrayonMaker app for the ipad (also available for the iphone) is phenomenal. My 7 year old, 5 year old, and 2 year old all loved it equally and for different reasons. One app that pleases all of my kids is hard to find!


This app allows you to take boring old virtual crayons and mix them to create you own color. Once you've created the perfect color, it's magically turned into a crayon which you can use to color with in another screen.

My 2 year old loved physically swirling the colors together and watching the shade change. The more you mix with your finger, the more they change. My 5 year old loved testing out his knowledge of what colors you can mix together to make other colors. My 7 year old loved taking the crayon she created and drawing a picture with it. She especially loved the fact that you can turn your color into glitter! Awesome.

My favorite thing about this app, besides the fact that it gave me at least 20minutes to fold a load of laundry, was the paper texture on the coloring screen. It's textured almost like construction paper to make you really feel like you are coloring with crayons. I'll admit it, I got a little carried away creating my own shades of crayons and making a unique rainbow picture. :)

Another great thing about this app is that it's created by a mom. She has agreed to give away 5 free apps (either for the iphone or ipad) to our readers. All you have to do is take a peek at the app here: http://www.freemyappsnow.com/iCrayonMaker.html and tell use what you think you'll like about it. You can also friend her app at the facebook page (of follow her on twitter here: @freemyappsnow. Please tell her we sent you!

After you check out the link, comment and let us know what you like about it. Make sure we have access to your email so we can notify you if you win. We'll choose 5 lucky winners and award them a super special code to input on their device to get the app for free. Too cool!

Our contest will go until Jan 21st. Good luck and tell your friends!

8 comments:

Mikan said...

Besides the features you listed...glitter I don't have to clean up!? I'm sure each of my kids will create and save their own signature colors :)

Melissa said...

I think this is a wonderful app. My oldest is almost six and she loves to draw. I haven't found an app yet that will keep her busy for more then 5 min. This one though she will love. My youngest is a little mess and she will love to swirl all these colors together to make her own. I have a feeling this pregnant mommy may be able to take a nap with this new app.

william2233 said...

Nice site, from a children author

samantha johnson-cooley said...

I might even want to play, I know 4 kids will LOVE it

candacedawnphr said...

I'd love to win this! It looks fantastic!

Stef Robins said...

Wow what a wonderful app! I actually wasn't surprised to know a mom made it because a mom would know what a child really likes. I even want to play with this myself!

If it's alright, I'd like to share my own favorite app to the moms out there. It's called Intuition and it did a great job of saving my sanity. At first, I thought it was just another to-do list app but I was surprised to know it could do so much more. One feature I love is the Community feature where I could share and get tips from other Intuition moms. It's really easy to use and looks cute, too. Plus, it's free :) You can check it out on http://www.iconapps.com/product.htm

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