Parents are surely looking for something to keep their children busy this holiday season while they are out shopping or traveling, am I right?
Most children love to color but packing a coloring book and crayons is not always practical. I recently had the chance to try out a new iPhone and iPad app called Christmas Coloring Book, which is a great alternative to messy coloring books, crayons and markers! I love the idea of a coloring book - sans crayons - on the iPhone or iPad. It's all of the fun and none of the mess (and the walls are safe!).
The Christmas Coloring Book app has quite a few adorable and fun Christmas or Holiday coloring pages. This app was created for children 4 and up, and there is such a wide variety of coloring pages that everyone is sure to find one that they like!
My favorites are the penguins and the snowmen pictures!
You can even zoom in using the magnify glass to get the details of the picture! I really like that you can zoom in as close as you need to, it is a great feature for little ones still developing their fine motor skills. I also like the paint can option because it will color it fast and stay in the lines, which is perfect for those impatient children who want to see their results now! now! now!
Please be sure to check out the info page. It will give you helpful hints for using the app!
Just like with a big box of crayons, there are many different colors to choose from in the Christmas Coloring Book app!
You can either use what I would call a spray paint to color it in or a line which is more like a solid crayon stroke.
Just a few extra special features of the Christmas Coloring Book app:
- Shake your device to clear the picture and start over
- Over 60 colors to choose from
- Save your pages to the gallery, the photo album or email them
- Color your own photos from the photo album
- Share your page with others on Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr
The Christmas Coloring Book app is a wonderful app to have on hand to keep your little ones busy this holiday season - and the best part of all is that it is free - for now!
The Christmas Coloring Book app is available in the iTunes store and it is available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, so long as you have iOS 4.3 or later!