Kids love playing games on smartphones and tablets. But what if you encouraged them to have fun while also hone their creativity skills. Well, coloring books serve this purpose very well. But parents no longer have to invest in coloring books and color pencils or paint thanks to smartphone apps that let you fill up a majority of colors into existing artwork. These apps are available in abundance on the Play Store, which makes it quite difficult to pick the best one out there.
Keeping this in mind, we’re going to make your job easier by picking some of the best coloring book apps available on the Play Store specifically for kids. We have also covered a separate story on coloring book apps for adults, which is also worth checking out if you want a universal coloring book app.
So let’s have a look at our list.
5 Best Coloring Book Apps For Kids
This is a unique coloring app that lets you color using numbers. It can also be likened to pixel arts, allowing you to fill each artwork based on the numbers mentioned in small boxes. Not only will this result in beautiful artworks in completion, but will also teach kids how to be creative and think outside the box (no pun intended). There are a ton of 3D objects available to paint over, so there will be no dearth of content using Voxly.
Once you have finished painting over your favorite artwork, you can just as easily share it on social media platforms for some brownie points. Available characters include animals, world landscapes, ocean creatures, princesses, and a whole lot more, covering people of all ages. If you’re an adult, you get to choose between architecture, flowers, and several other designs. The app is said to be extremely addictive, but I would rather have my child use a coloring book app than a meaningless shooting game.
Voxly is a free download on the Google Play Store with ads and in-app purchases. You will need a smartphone or tablet running Android 4.4 to use this app.
Colorfy really needs no introduction as it is one of the most popular coloring apps among people of all ages. It has a vast collection of artwork to choose from with each added every week. There are several genres of artwork to choose from, making it suitable for adults and kids alike. You can level up on your creativity by using more challenging artwork as you progress through the simpler drawings. The developers also encourage users to post their artwork on social media, with options available to share it directly on Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp etc.
As for the available options, you can choose from beautiful florals, animals, patterns, mandalas, cats, pictures of characters (girls and boys), gardens, famous paintings and much more using Colorfy. The coloring pages also support pinch to zoom, allowing you to offer attention to detail to the corners of your painting. The user can create their own color combination using this app, giving you more freedom and opening the tap of creativity in the process.
Colorfy is a free download, but with ads and in-app purchases. In-app purchases are essential to unlock the full potential of the app, although free users get access to a decent amount of artwork as well. With the subscription, however, you get a full run of the app, including immediate access to all the new designs that have been freshly uploaded that week.
This app is designed specifically for kids, especially those who have a liking for beloved Disney characters. With this app, kids have the option to color over characters or entire scenes featuring characters from Pixar’s Cars 3, Finding Dory, Frozen, Big Hero 6 among other popular Pixar content. What makes this distinctive is the fact that it’s a whole lot more than just a coloring app. There are jigsaw puzzles within the app featuring the aforementioned characters that can surely help your kids kill some time.
Adults will probably have a tough time adjusting to this app as it doesn’t have any of the designs that we spoke about on apps above. So keep this aside as an app specifically designed for kids. The app also comes with Playrooms, which are akin to dollhouses that mimic play-sets. This app is free to download but comes with in-app purchases. There are no ads, however.
Recolor is an excellent stress relieving app that can be used by kids and adults alike. Given the range of options available with this app, the possibilities are endless. Designs and characters are added almost every day, so you have more fresh content here than any other app we can think of. The large library also means that it is suitable for kids, with easier subjects to draw over. Once they get used to the setup, the kids can be encouraged to level up to tougher drawings.
This is an exciting app for all, and we cannot recommend it highly enough. Unsurprisingly, it’s also an Editor’s Choice app on the Google Play Store. The app is free to download and has no ads, although there are in-app purchases.
This is an excellent learning app that lets kids create beautiful pixelated artwork by filling boxes with colors. When completed, they are treated to an amazing artwork. The best part here is that you can use any image from your Gallery and create it into a pixelated artwork, while also letting your kids color over them using numbered boxes.
Given the way it works, we recommend this only for kids. Some of the apps we’ve spoken about in this article are better suited for adults. The app offers a select number of colors with a number mentioned for each color. The user then has to fill the boxes using the color that corresponds with the number. It’s really that easy. The app is a free download with in-app purchases and no ads.