Looking for more Summer Fun? Check out these great websites!
Animation and cartooning
Want to make your own comic strip or animation? The sites below will give you all the tools you need to create your own cartoon characters and share them with your friends.
Thank you to Jennifer Hall, Logan City Libraries, for the following websites, which are free to download, except where otherwise indicated:
Pencil A 2D animation program that is relatively simple to use. Takes some time to experiment and start to use but well worth the time to explore.
Flame Painter Create some cool online flame paintings. Make some quick and easy artworks. (Demo version available to download; full version available to purchase)
Paint and Sketch! Another great site to play around with to get you started with computer animation.
FluxTime Studio Make an animation in a few simple steps and then email it to a friend. (Free trial online. Paid account to use all features)
Paper critters Create your own digital paper toy to print or share.
Read, play, make
ABC3 Play online games based on your favourite ABC3 TV shows, or get creative online and make your own video, design a skateboard, or explore the possibilities of RollerMache.
Art Builder Tools and techniques to create your own masterpiece.
Children’s Literature Webguide Internet resources related to books for children and young adults.
DMAG A website full with loads of competitions, games, activities and a sneak preview of next month’s magazine.
Junior Master Chef The website from the popular TV series contains plenty of delicious recipes based on the food created by junior chefs just like you. Why not follow the easy recipes and whip up a cheese and onion pull apart or a carrot and almond cake during the summer holidays?
Just for kids Good Reading online magazine where you can view lists of books recommended for your age group.
Lonely Planet Guide Useful information about destinations across the world.
Lumosity – Daily brain training games including teasers, reasoning and awareness skills.
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives – Interactive activities supporting mathematical development.
Tate kids You will find a host of activities on the Tate Gallery website. Online, create an imaginary city or play one of many games. This site is also a great place to find crafty things to do offline.
V & A Museum of Childhood Design your own kaleidoscope or do a wordsearch online; download instructions to design your own barcode or make a toy theatre.
Young explorers Visit the British Museum website and create, play, and discover while you explore world histories and cultures.