The professional painting app designed specifically for kids, Purepaint Kids replicates the feeling of pushing real paint around a canvas.

From the way the paint volume is conserved, to the way the paint pigments mix together, Purepaint Kids uses cutting-edge simulation and graphics technologies to create the most natural painting experience on a mobile device.


• 3D Volumetric Paint
Unlike conventional painting apps that represent paint as a flat abstract 2D grid of coloured pixels, Purepaint Kids represents paint as a 3D volume, which allows the paint to visibly standoff the canvas. Also, the paint volume is conserved, so paint already on the canvas can be displaced by sweeping the brush across it.

• Advanced Real-Time HDR Lighting
With paint being represented as a 3D volume, advanced real-time High Dynamic Range (HDR) lighting has been used to produce paintings that pop out of the screen and react dynamically to light changes as you rotate your mobile device.

• Subtractive Paint Mixing
Conventional painting apps use the additive RGB model when blending colours together. The additive RGB model accurately predicts how lights blend together, but not how paints blend together. Instead, paint pigment mixing is more accurately represented using a subtractive mixing model. Purepaint Kids uses a custom subtractive paint mixing model, which allows children to correctly learn about the mixing behaviour of paints.

• Simple Interface
Designed specifically for kids, the interface has been cut back to its bare essentials, leaving just a basic palette, the canvas and your child’s imagination.

What’s New

Version 1.0.1

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

• Added App Previews for iPhone and iPad on App Store
• Added upside-down orientation on iPhone

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
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Positive: endless paint mixing possibilities
satisfying outcome
Challenge: choice of tools or tool sizes
lots of trial/error to replicate chosen colors
Suggestions: Include gallery of known and unknown artists for inspiration, allow split screen viewing
Add art history for kids

App Privacy

The developer, Purepaint Interactive Pty Ltd, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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