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Computer Art Activities for Kids
Computer and digital art combines technology and art in a way that is hands-on and fun for kids of all ages! Thanks to a bunch of free products and websites, anybody can get started on their journey into being an artist, a coder, or both. You can learn about and create all sorts of art online while having fun. Just make sure to get a parent's help before you try out some of these colouring, painting, and animation tools on your own!
AutoDraw makes drawing fast by pairing machine learning with drawings from talented artists. It uses a suggestion tool to guess what you are trying to draw, helping you to make a more polished image.
Computer code can be used to create pictures just like drawing can. In this activity, you can follow the instructions to complete the puzzles and create images!
Sketchpad is a digital maker space that can be used online or downloaded. You can use it to create and paint multi-layered images.
Work your way through challenges where you follow the directions to write code and create the image shown.
Click and move your mouse to create cool designs on the canvas!
In this activity, you can draw whatever you want and create amazing art using mathematical patterns and code.
In this interactive colouring game, you can choose a mandala and colour it online using the tricks in the app to make it fun and easy.
Krita is a painting program that you can download for free, if your parents say it's OK.
Create high-quality 3D designs on your own or by using a large library of scenes, models, and materials available for free.
Create Your Own Jackson Pollock Painting
Jackson Pollock was a famous painter who painted using dribbles and splotches of paint. On this page, you can try painting like he did: Move the mouse around to make dribbles and splatters, and click whenever you want to change colours.
Draw Along With Scribbles & Ink
Scribbles and Ink will give you ideas for things to draw, and then they'll use what you make to go on an adventure!
Engage in digital storytelling by using tools and accessories like paint, stickers, stamps, and brushes to help stories come to life.
Tinkercad is a free app you can use to make all sorts of things. You can draw 3D objects, put together electronics, and design things using code. You can even get a grown-up to help you turn your designs into real things!
Animation and Game Design in Unity
Unity is game design software anybody can use. The Learn platform on their website can help anybody getting started with the program to learn how to create animated designs.
Kleki is a high-quality online painting tool.
Colouring Online: Painting Games
Choose from a bunch of different pictures that you can colour online, from animals and plants to cars or pictures with holiday themes.
YouiDraw has dozens of brushes and textures that you can use to make paintings.
Aggie is a collaborative painting program, meaning that you can use it to paint pictures with your friends in real time, no matter how far apart you are.
This free downloadable program lets you make 2D animations. Just make sure to check with your parents before you download anything onto your computer.
Play with Sesame Street characters to colour in different canvases depending on what your interests are! There are a variety of canvases to choose from in order to create something colourful and fun.
Pixilart is a drawing app that lets you make pixel art you can share with your family and friends.
Artbreeder is a fun site that lets you mix together pictures to make something totally new.
This page has tips to help you make your own spin painting using a few basic art materials and a salad spinner. The idea is inspired by artist Damien Hurst, who is famous for making spin paintings.
Learn how to create your own animated shorts by watching this video about animation in HTML.
In Barbie Coloring Creations, you can colour one of your own photos or choose one from the Barbie collection.
Try out the canvas on Nick Jr. to create cool images using different brushes and colours.
Create animated art by drawing in the window or by changing the computer code. This activity shows how close art and computers can really be!