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NGAkids SwatchBox is a tool for mixing and drawing with millions of colors. Experiment with different hues, tones, values, and blend to create and save your mixed colors. Click the rainbow palette at the top to begin.

MIX COLORS: click and drag on the rainbow palette
DARKEN & LIGHTEN: click and drag on the gray slider
SELECT DRAWING COLOR: click in the swatchbox
SAVE COLOR: drag selected color from the arrow to empty palette
CREATE: draw in the empty box at the right
PICK A COLOR FROM YOUR DRAWING: click the eyedropper and then click the drawn color
FILL BACKGROUND: click the paint bucket to fill the background with the selected color
UNDO/REDO: click the red x/green arrow toggle button the last drawing move
ERASE: click the eraser to start over 

Macintosh users, please download the SwatchBox desktop application. 
A CD version will be available soon.


NGAkids interactives require Adobe's Shockwave Player. Macintosh web browsers are not 100% compatible with the online version of this program. Please download the Mac app below or request a free CD.

Download to your Macintosh

Due to recent changes in OS X, the online version of programs that include freehand painting and drawing no longer work with new Macs. The freestanding application we are offering below does not require a web browser or plug-ins and it's fully compatible.

Mac users, please download the program.

NGAkids for iPad

NGAkids for iPad
Learn more about NGAkids Art Zone for iPad, which is available for download on the App Store. This app contains nine new interactive activities and an array of art-making tools that will inspire artists of all ages. The same interactive programs, customized for Macintosh and Windows-based computers, are available on our new NGAkids App CD

NGAkids on CD

Our most recent compilation CD, NGAkids Art Zone 1.0: The Early Years, offers an array of easy-to-use activities suitable for children in grades K-6. Read more about the nine interactive discs currently available.

Visit Learning Resources to register and request NGAkids CDs.


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