CBeebies Make a Picture

Children can have fun creating personalised works of art online with the CBeebies Make a Picture game.

This activity should take 15 mins

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Make a Picture

Introduction

Drawing helps children discover the joy of creating, and 'CBeebies Make a Picture' has been developed to give young kids an opportunity to stimulate their imaginations by making pictures on their computer.

As an online drawing game full of realistic creative tools, such as pens, pencils, glitter, photo stickers and paints for colouring-in, children are free to create any kind of artwork they want.

Children can even upload their own photos, then put themselves and their friends and family in their picture! They can also choose a special messages such as “Happy Father’s Day”, “Happy Birthday” and “Get Well Soon”.

We have produced this online drawing game to be as intuitive and easy to use as possible, encouraging children to improve their motor skills by drawing with the mouse and targeting specific areas to fill with paint.

Once they have completed their artistic masterpieces, the pictures can be saved so that you can print your child’s picture or share it with others.

The Make a Picture game is also available on touch screen devices in the CBeebies Playtime App! Simply download or update the app from the Apple, Google Play, Amazon or Windows Phone 8 app stores to start enjoying a game where little ones can develop their imaginations and get creative using their fingers and all without making a mess! There are some unique features within the app; children can start with a blank piece of paper, choose a picture to colour in or take a photo to start making a picture. They can even get creative with the ‘rolling paint ball’, tilting the device to move it around and paint a picture. Read more about the CBeebies Playitme App in this article.

How to extend the fun

A great way to use this art game is to get your little one to make a picture for a special person. They can use the webcam to upload a picture of themselves, they can even add pictures of their friends or family. Add funny hair and moustaches to friends and family for lots of giggles!

Another great creative resource for children is the My Story Book game where children can create a personalised book about themselves and the special people in their lives. And if your kids are artistically-inclined make sure you check out the fantastic Mister Maker Magic Paintbox game for hours of creative fun.

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