Remember coloring books? That was the first tool a child used to learn to behave. Stay in the lines! That was the challenge. It’s still a challenge for kids, even in the digital age. With second generation toddlers roaming the halls, we’re looking for more tools to keep them occupied and educated.
The Mac As Coloring Book
Crazy Coloring Book is a crazy inexpensive Mac app that features 15 themes of coloring books with 1,200 images to drag and drop. In other words, create your own digital and analog coloring books for kids.
This is one that’s good for kids to use on a family Mac. The three basic modes include paint Bucket (click and drop in a color), Crayon (draw inside the lines), and Stamp (good for toddlers).
Images from the Library can be dropped in so kids can create their own coloring book. Every page created is saved automatically, so a cherished creation won’t be easily deleted.
Images can be rotated left and right and the descriptive icons are easily identified by children. The Toolbar at the top is self explanatory. Even three-year-olds can navigate between pages and master the drag and drop and three tools.
Make Your Own Coloring Book From Trees
Now, get this. Crazy Coloring Book will print the digital creation on paper so you’ll have a real coloring book page to use with real crayons. How quaint.
It also loads up photos from iPhoto and crazy faces and shapes can be added to the photo. This is just pure fun for kids and the price couldn’t get much lower or else they’d pay you to use it.
What it needs is some kind of keyboard lockout; a way to prevent children from doing other damage to the Mac. Otherwise, this is as much of a value app as you can get.