Tux Paint
Open Source Drawing Software for Children

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Tux Paint is free computer art software for children.
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Random review:
“Tux Paint solved many of my problems in the classroom, especially the lack of materials, pigments, media cards, colored pencils, various brushes, etc. [We researched] the use of this educational software to develop expressive skills in children of 11 and 12 years in my workplace. The result was optimal. I am pleased to have Tux Paint as a partner in my field.” — A school in Peru, January 2012

Reviews - Macworld Magazine - April 2007

Macworld Magazine
April 2007

Kid's Digital Easel
New Life for Old Macs

By Christopher Breen

A Child's Art Station
Tux Paint provides hours
of entertainment for

Photo by Peter Belanger

Does your five-year-old watch in fascination as you work with Photoshop? Encourage your child's interests by turning your retired Mac into a digital art station.

Prepping the Canvas

Small children often have trouble drawing with a mouse, so invest in a pen tablet such as Wacom's Graphire 4x5 [...] Use the Wacom Tablet preference pane to configure the device's behavior (for example, you might want to disable the pen's side button to prevent your child from accidentally pressing it).

When it comes to drawing, check out the open-source painting program Tux Paint. The program's art tools include a paintbrush a Stamp tool, and a Magic tool that lets pint-size scribblers apply textures like grass and sparkles.


See the complete article, "Kid's digital easel: New life for old Macs", in the April 2007 issue.

Did you know? Tux Paint runs right on your computer, and doesn't require Internet access.