Thursday, July 21, 2011

Great Art Sites for Kids—Kerpoof!

Kerpoof Studio is one of my kids' favorite sites on the web for drawing and making art. Kerpoof is owned by the Disney company, and though not everything there is available for free (they require a monthly subscription fee for complete access) there are great features that are free that should not be passed up!

Try the Make a Drawing page with a sophisticated and easy to use paint program. Children can see colors being added to their palette and how they mix, and they can choose settings for the transparency and size of their pen.

On the Make a Picture page, children select different backgrounds to start with and then they get to add elements to create their art in a collage style. I happened to find a couple of pages base on famous paintings. As elements are selected, facts are given about the artist and his work. 

I hope you get a chance to play at Kerpoof!

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