It is also currently on sale at just $0.99, but is it worth the asking price?
We think it is, as it is an interesting and clever tool for kids, and one that I am sure most parents will be glad they purchased. The only slight thing holding it back is perhaps the fact that it is a little lacking in the way of content, but aside from that there is a lot to like here.
Upon booting the app up, you are asked whether you want to draw or colour a picture in, which basically consists of both play modes. Colouring mode allows you to choose one of 18 lovely looking pictures to colour in, with a whole range of brushes and tools to use. The drawing mode is similar, except that you have to start from scratch yourself. The brushes, shapes and colours are all fun and easy to use, and I never detected any performance problems with the app at all.
A really clever idea is that you only get 5 colours to choose from, but kids can get up to another 10 colours by mixing the first 5 up. It is a great way to get kids to learn through experimentation.
Here, in the words of the developer, are the app’s best features:
Educational game “Mix2Color” will not only aid your child in developing creative thinking but will also teach him how to mix colors. There are two game modes “Draw a picture” and “Color a picture”.
“Color a picture” mode features 18 different pictures. In order to color them correctly a child has to use 15 different colors, but only 5 of them (blue, red, yellow, white, black) are directly available. The remaining 10 colors can be obtained via mixing the primary ones.
“Draw a picture” game mode allows a child to draw anything he wants. There are 3 types of brushes, 12 different colors, 11 funny stamps and a sponge for corrections.
The game is accompanied with joyful music and great sound effects. Intuitive interface allows child to quickly understand the game.
It all comes together nicely with some great music and sound effects, and nice use of colour for the interface, which is also very easy to use. The only downside is that I feel there should be more pictures to draw on than just 18, and more stamps and brush types would also be welcome. Hopefully these will be added in the future.
Overall, this is a nice little kids app that is well worth a buy at its current sale price and is a worthy addition to your collection of iPad kids apps.
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