"I love it! It makes music!" -Charlie, age 5
"Musical Paint is a free exploration art app for kids. Designed thoughtfully to inspire kids to create both realistic works of art and creative painting with musical tones." -Kindertown.com
"The app gives kids a feel for an art museum and then puts them center stage as the artist!" -bestappsforkids.org
"An excellent multi sensory experience for children with special needs." -AppAbled.com
Musical Paint is a creative app that gives kids the power to paint music! Designed for children ages 8 and under, this developmentally appropriate, open-ended app allows for endless creative possibilities!
-Multi-sensory (as you paint, you produce musical notes)
-Easy to use
-Customizable save and share features
-"Grown-up" section with Common Core lesson plans
-Tested by kids, parents, and teachers
Updated for iOS11
Ratings and Reviews
Musical Paint is a simple app which has some common cores lessons found in the adult section. The user has options found under the question mark to explore outside, go into the museum or paint. Painting on the easel provides a multi sensory experience and children will enjoy writing their name, or drawing pictures. The length of their stroke controls the beat, or length of time each note is played. Six different colors of paint provide the tones of the different instruments featured. The grown up section provides app instructions, lesson plans, tech support and developer information. A fun app for kids.
Crash crash crash
This is one of the most unreliable apps I have, and it annoys my daughter entirely. It crashes, or opens up menus that aren’t even on the screen so the only way to get back to the game is to force quit, over and over and over.
Writing educational software is really tricky… you have to strike a lot of balances, and you have a couple of very picky and fickle audiences (small children and teachers!) This app seems to balance many things quite well. Simple clear and engaging graphics, soft ambient sound effects, the transition animations that explain and lead the student to the painting area are helpful but don't get in the way, mostly intuitive to use, and a smirky-fun idea to couple drawing colors with instruments and scales. Of course, being an ex-clarinet player, I'd have preferred a less "goofy" sound for the clarinet example :-)
For those who remember the "old" children's software, this feels like a really polished merging of "KidPix" and "Putt Putt". I could envision many spinoff ideas/apps from this.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.