Recently I came across this great colouring app that I knew my class were going to love. Chromville is a free app that brings children’s colourings to 3D life using augmented reality and eventually lets them use their creations in on-screen games. You print off the pictures from the site and download the app onto a smartphone or tablet. The children colour the picture and then use the app to scan the picture. The app then recognizes the coloring pages, and brings them to virtual life on the screen, complete with 3D animations incorporating the children’s designs into the story. The children loved this activity and so did I. The only problem was with 5 and 6 year olds it was difficult to keep the tablet still and correctly positioned so it became quite adult intensive. Having said that, we had great fun and I would still recommend it.
Have a look at this video to see the full process – have a go, it’s great fun!