The Monsters by Tinybop 4+

Make scary, silly monsters‪.‬

Tinybop Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • $2.99



Design countless funny monsters and bring them to life. This is a great app to spark storytelling to help kids confront their fears.

Turn shadows on the wall into wild and wooly creatures. Give them googly eyes, tiny arms, too many horns, spotted tails, or sparkly fur — any assortment of fantastical features that you like. Bring your monsters to life! Make them happy or sad, nervous or bad, lovely or mad. Feed them radioactive snacks and make them sing and dance. Take a monster selfie and decorate with stickers.

Make the monsters of your dreams!
“Weird, but in a good way” — Geeks with Juniors
"A wonderful aesthetic experience" — Warren Buckleitner, Children's Technology Review

The Monsters is the third app in Tinybop’s Digital Toys, a series of open-ended building apps that let kids ages 4+ create, play with, and collect whatever they can imagine. The second is The Everything Machine, an App Store Editors’ Choice and Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Choice. The first, The Robot Factory, is a Parents’ Choice Gold Award winner and the iPad App of the Year.

+ Make monsters! Turn shadows into the creatures of your dreams...or nightmares. Millions of monsters are possible.
+ Give your monsters lots of arms and legs. Stretch or shrink their limbs as you like.
+ Add all kinds of eyes, mouths, and horns to your monsters. Give them scales or fur, feathers or hair.
+ Paint your monster with different colors, sparkles, spots, scales, and more!
+ Make happy, sad, scared, or mad monsters. What will yours be like?
+ Explore different rooms. In the closet, turn shadows into monsters. Keep and play with all your creations in a haunted hall.
+ Pop into the photo booth and take selfies with your monsters.
+ Have a monster battle!
+ Make your monsters speak. Explore the sound library or record your own monster sounds.
+ Intuitive, safe, and kid-friendly design.
+ Multi-user system: each child can create and save their own monsters.
+ Entertaining for kids and adults alike.
+ No in-app purchases or 3rd party advertising.
+ Original artwork by Tianhua Mao.
+ Original sound design.

Privacy Policy
We take your and your child’s privacy seriously. While none of our apps collect personally identifiable information, Monsters does not collect any analytics data, including usage data.

We do not include third-party advertising or have in-app purchases in this app.

If the camera, microphone, and other services are used in an app, your information is not collected or distributed outside of your device. The images are not transmitted to us, Tinybop has no access to them.

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What’s New

Version 1.2.0

updated for iOS 16

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

KRD2011 ,

Hello again

Sorry I took so long. It was a fun summer vacation. Inhale. Ok, so some of the missing parts didn’t exist in real life, but it said it was in the guide for all of the people who play this game. And what I meant by that was that some of the parts were showing in the guide but didn’t show up in the game. I love love LOVE this game so please add the things from the guide to the game, okay? And, also, let me tell you this, I used the horns that look like wings for wings and horns so please let the game include real wings and other dragon body parts into the game and I used that strategy for my “water dragons” so please add some real wings so I don’t have to use the “wing/horn” strategy again. And add the missing colors in too. And I wish that there would be a button where you could scroll down the colors and stuff. And make sure that the wings could flap and also, make sure the monsters can jump out of the pics and walk around and scare everyone around the place and also if they have wings, sometimes fly around the place and the reason I got inspired was because in books I read, some monsters have wings that fly. The missing parts and colors are: blue and yellow color scheme, white and red color scheme, giant orange bug-eyes, buck teeth, flaming eyes with plus shaped slits, dragonfly wings, scorpion claws, steely eyes, and some more. I think you get it now.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for all of these awesome ideas! We will definitely consider them when making updates to the app! In the meantime, if you have any other ideas for us please email us at Thanks!

Icekingdomdragon ,

Good game but I would like you to add something.

Ok I LOOOOOVE your app. I love how you can make your own monsters. But there’s something I would like you to add. Ok I’ve used all the colors and patterns on my monsters. The thing is the games getting sooooooo boring now. I’d like you to add more colors and patterns. Also I’ve used all the monster forms. It would be way better if you added more monster forms to choose from. More people would buy the game IF you added this stuff. If I missed anything please add it please. Thanks!

Developer Response ,

Hi! Thank you so much for your awesome suggestions we will definitely consider adding more colors, patterns, and monsters in the future! What sorts of things would you like to see? Please feel free to send any suggestions to Thanks!

Mallibaba ,

Absolutely LOVE! But I have 1 issue.

I love this game, and all the games that tinybop puts out. They are aesthetic, creative and educational. The monster game is a little less educational and more imaginative, but wonderful nonetheless, and my kid’s favorite. He especially loves that he can record sounds for the monsters to make. (It’s really cool!)

My issue is that the the game can’t seem to tell if my iPad is upright or horizontal. My stand is horizontal, so often my kid ends up playing these games sideways. Has anyone else had this issue?

Developer Response ,

Hi! We're so glad that you're enjoying the app! Right now, Monsters only works in portrait/verticle mode, but I'll share your request with the rest of the team. If you have any other questions, please email 🙏 Thanks!

App Privacy

The developer, Tinybop Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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