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Free art software for kids of all ages

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Tux Paint is a free, award-winning drawing program for children ages 3 to 12 (for example, preschool and K-6). Tux Paint is used in schools around the world as a computer literacy drawing activity. It combines an easy-to-use interface, fun sound effects, and an encouraging cartoon mascot who guides children as they use the program.

Kids are presented with a blank canvas and a variety of drawing tools to help them be creative. (See the full list of features.)

(Adults enjoy using Tux Paint too; both for nostalgia, and as a break from more complicated professional art tools. Also, Tux Paint has become popular for generating "glitch art", thanks to its numerous special effect tools.)

July 18, 2024 - Tux Paint 0.9.33 is now available for Microsoft Windows, Apple macOS, Android (direct download), Red Hat Linux, Slackware Linux, various Linux distributions (via Flatpak), Haiku, & OpenBSD! Learn what's new and download it today!

Download now for:
11, 10, 8
& 7
5.0 Lollipop
and later
that support Android apps
Apple macOS
10.10 Yosemite
and later

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For macOS, Windows, Linux and more!

The latest version of Tux Paint runs on a variety of platforms, including Windows (7 and later), macOS (10.10 and later), Linux, Android (phones, tablets, and Android-capable ChromeOS devices), Haiku, and more. Older versions of Tux Paint have been released for a variety of other platforms, as well.

"The 5 Best Education Services and Apps for Kids on Windows",
'Make Use Of', December 2021
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How Much Does It Cost?

Tux Paint is free of cost and free of advertisements. It is Open Source software, distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License. It is developed by volunteers around the world. We work on it as a labor of love, with the hopes that people will find it useful, and in turn share it with their own friends and family.

Because Tux Paint is free of cost and its use is not restricted in any way, a school can use it today, without waiting for procurement or a budget!

Download Tux Paint today, and enjoy!

[A Tux4Kids Sponsored Project]

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Did you know? Tux Paint is not shareware, it's open source. So it's free, forever!