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Best Colouring and Painting Apps for Kids

Best Colouring and Painting Apps for Kids
Below is a collection of some of great painting and colouring apps to help your kids unleash their expressive creativity and develop fine motor skills. These apps, mostly colouring games, provide kids access to a wide variety of colouring pages featuring images covering different topics from animals and mandalas to horoscopes and flowers to colour. Using game-based activities and interactive lessons, these apps offer kids a learning friendly space where they can exercise their painting, and drawing skills, improve their hand-eye coordination, and expand their imagination and creativity.
Best Colouring and Painting Apps for Kids
Image source: Tap Color Pro app

1. Baby Colouring Book for Kids

This is a colouring game that engages kids in colouring activities intended to develop their fine motor skills and logic. The app embeds 9 topic packs with 135 pages. It also contains a wide variety of drawing lessons to help kids learn drawing from scratch.

Compatibility: iOS and Android / Price: Free, offers in-app purchases / Age: 4+

2. Pixel Art: Paint by Number

Pixel Art is a colouring app that enables students to colour a wide variety of pixel artworks. Using Flower Garden feature, students will get to build their own gardens, colour its objects and receive rewards. The app also offers numerous events with thematic pictures and original artworks for students to colour. Pixel Art supports 3D colouring allowing students to engage in colouring 3D images.

Compatibility: iOS and AndroidPrice: Free, offers in-app purchases / Age: 12+

3. Colorscapes

This is a fun colouring game that provides users with a wide range of colouring objects and artworks to colour. The app’s library contains over 3000 works spanning various categories including Animals, People, Landscapes, Mandalas, and more. Besides guides and tips to help users hone in their colouring and art skills, the app also provides custom suggestions and adds new artwork on almost a daily basis.

Compatibility: iOS and AndroidPrice: Free, offers in-app purchases / Age: 12+

4. Happy Colour

happy colour app

Happy Colour is a colour by number game featuring numerous fun and entertaining characters to colour. There are over 15000 free pictures spanning 15 categories including animals, places, hobbies, flowers, people, mosaic, mandala, horoscopes, fantasy, art, and more. ‘Coloring has never been so easy, all pictures are marked by numbers. Open your colour by number book and rediscover the simple relaxation and joy of colouring. Paint and share your favourite adult colouring pages with friends and family, let everyone see your fantastic colouring pages!’

Compatibility: iOS and AndroidPrice: Free, offers in-app purchases / Age: 12+

5. Colouring Book! Paint by Number

This paint by number colouring book offers access to a huge library of free colouring pages for kids to work on. The app also makes it super easy for kids to paint their artwork. ‘Each picture has light blue or grey lines indicate areas to paint, and each area has a number and a corresponding numbered paint to use. Just follow the numbers and colouring has never been easier!’

Compatibility: iOS and Android Price: Free, offers in-app purchases / Age: 4+

6. Happy Canvas: Colour by Number

Happy Canvas is another fun colouring game for kids. The app offers a large collection of pictures covering topics such as birds, vehicles, food, nature, horoscopes, patterns, buildings, and more. Each of the featured pictures contain numbers which correspond to a specific colour. ‘Color the drawing by the numbers from the palette and create a colourful picture that can be shared with friends.’

Compatibility: iOS and AndroidPrice: Free, offers in-app purchases / Age: 4+

7. Tap Colour- Paint by Number

Tap Colour is a colouring and painting game that enables users to draw their own artwork based on numbers. The app also offers various colouring pages in different collections. Users can tap on numbers in the pictures and follow clues to complete their colouring and painting activity. Progress is auto-saved so that users can resume their work later.

Compatibility: iOS and Android Price: Free, offers in-app purchases / Age: 4+

8. Cat Kitty Kitten Coloring Book

Cat Kitty is another colour book featuring various colouring activities. Some of the features it offers include: a freehand drawing mode, a colour fill mode to fill specific parts with desired colours, erase mode to fine erase or reset colouring, save and share your works with others, and more. Cat Kitty also offers the ability to play relaxing music in the background or use your background music.

Compatibility: iOS   (Android alternative) / Price: Free, offers in-app purchases / Age: 4+

9. Pony Unicorn Coloring Book

Pony Unicorn helps kids develop their colouring skills. The app offers two main modes: a finger drawing mode which enables kids to colour images by drawing with their fingers on selected areas, and a 1-touch colour mode which allows users to tap anywhere on the coloring page to fill the corresponding image part with  the selected color.

Compatibility: iOS and AndroidPrice: Free, offers in-app purchases / Age: 4+

10. ABC Coloring Book-EduPaint

ABC colouring book app

ABC Colouring Book contains various colouring pages and painting games to help kids learn colours, shapes, alphabet letters, and numbers. There are over 18 different games and quizzes covering numerous topics from learning how to paint facial expressions and emotions to learning how to identify patterns. The app also supports several languages including Arabic, Spanish, German, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and more.

Compatibility: iOS and Android Price: Free, offers in-app purchases / Age: 4+

11. Coloring book: Draw Animals

This app features colouring pages with pictures of animals for kids to colour. There are pictures of birds, fish, insects, mammals, and more. Kids can also draw their own animal pictures and colour them the way they want using over 60 different colours. Kids can save their artwork to the gallery of their devices and share them with others.

Compatibility: iOS   (Android alternative) / Price: Free, offers in-app purchases / Age: 4+

12. Tap Color Pro: Color by Number

This is a number colouring game where users experiment with different colouring pages containing over 3000 free pictures. Popular categories include animals (e.g., birds, cats, puppies, wild animals, etc), flowers, special animated pictures, inspiring quotes to colour, mandalas, and more.

Compatibility: iOS and AndroidPrice: Free, offers in-app purchases / Age: 4+

13. Coloring book for kids 2-6

Coloring book for kids

This is another good colouring and painting app for kids. It offers 5 thematic sets with 75 coloring pages that kids can work on using a huge collection of tools (e.g., pencils, brushes, paints, strokes, etc). ‘The game is designed specifically for preschoolers. All drawings and assignments include educational elements for the development of logic and fine motor skills.’

Compatibility: iOS  (Android alternative)/ Price: Free, offers in-app purchases / Age: 4+