Make it 'APPen: Apps to Create
Love to make things? Love to use your tablet or smartphone? Check out some of these apps for all ages that encourage you to use your imagination!
Tap a Tune-Kids Music Maker - Write your own songs. As you play, the app records your voice, so feel free to sing along! Free. Available for Apple devices.
Our Book by Us - Every family has a story. Listen as SugarLoaf tells her story and then tell your own through drawings and text. Available for Apple and Android devices. Also available in Spanish as Nuestro Libro.
Finger Paint with Sounds - Create a musical masterpiece! Paint with sounds and colors and then save your creations to watch them as a musical performance. Free. Available for Apple and Android devices.
Hoopa City - Build a village or town by combining seven different materials. What kind of town will you build? A bustling city? A quiet forest town? It's up to you! $2.99. Available for Apple and Android devices.
Drawnimal - Grab markers, paper, and your iPad! Follow the app's instructions to draw 26 animals, which each correspond to the letter of the alphabet. Tap to watch the animals come alive. $1.99. Available for Apple devices.
CreaShape Fairy Tales - Tell your own fairy tales in this flannelboard app, and then share them with your family. Called kids story studio fairy tales in the Google Store. $1.99-2.32. Available for Apple and Android devices.
TinkerBox HD - Explore physics in this puzzle game. Use your imagination to invent crazy machines or try to complete all of the challenges. Free. Available for Apple devices.
Toontastic - Create your own cartoons with just a few touches of a button. Move your characters, record your dialog, and share your creations. Free. Available for Apple devices.
Sock Puppets - Create short videos with a variety of sock puppets. Direct the action, record the audio, and watch your performance! Free but has in-app purchases. Available for Apple devices.