Drawing and Art


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Free Comic Book Day bookmarks   Go to Downloads, it’s a pdf so the link won’t work.

Cartoonist> – With Cartoonist, you can compose multimedia stories.  You can use the tool to create comic strips or more personal digital narratives.

Crayola’s Drawing Tablet – Choose different tools, colours, and tip sizes on the palette, then move away from the palette, left click and start drawing. Write words on your palette too.

Curious Corner – This site is sponsored by Department of Museum Education, Art Institute of Chicago. It is a children’s interactive game that brings the museum’s collection of art to life. Packed with lively animation and fun features, the dynamic program encourages young Web users and their families to explore more than 30 works of art from around the world through playful and creative activities.

Google Docs – In this April 2011 post on her blog, Susan Stephenson shares ideas on ways that kids can use the drawing tools in Google Docs for learning and story creation.

KidsCanHaveFun – Everything you need to have some coloring, arts-and-crafts fun is right here at Kids Can Have Fun. From the website: The different sections include Crafts, Coloring, Puzzles, Games, Party and SchoolZone. In SchoolZone, there are many educational activities for kids such as printable school papers, educational crosswords and word searches. Coloring includes pictures perfect for Bible Study, as well as more secular ones, and mini-coloring books.

Livebrush – Free download that allows you to draw and create artwork.  Easy for children and the artistically challenged to use to learn and express their creativity.

Odosketch – This site allows you to work with a digital sketchbook to experiment with the practice of sketching.

Origami Club – This site includes a instructions for origami.  Includes a large variety of creation options for all skill levels.

Popplet – Susan Stephenson explains that Popplet “can best be described as a platform for ideas. It helps us explore ideas, a little like a mindmap. Or we can just collect ideas and represent them either visually, in text, or both.”

Scrap Coloring – Choose from a palette of designs and colours, click on part of your template, and the site fills it in with colours, patterns etc. There is also an option where you can colour a name or a greeting.

Shidonni – Kids sketch animals that virtually “come to life.”  They can then create different worlds for the animals and feed and play with them.  See the Book Chook review

Sketchcast – Allows you to record your voice along with your drawing.  See the Book Chook review.

Bringing Books to Life

Make a Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Tree in 10 Easy Steps by Infant Bibliophile @ Chronicles of an Infant Bibliophile (January 2010)

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