Monday, January 14, 2013

PicMonkey for Kids



Hey kids, want to have some fun using the computer with PicMonkey? It's really easy to do and you can make lots of fun pictures. All you need are shapes and colors to create with and *PicMonkey will make them for you; you will just need to choose them. Let's get started! 

Start with a blank picture by scanning a blank sheet of paper into your computer. (or make a copy of any photo, it will be covered anyway, just make sure it is a copy )  Open a window in *PicMonkey, click 'Edit a Photo' and up load your blank paper scan. Then.....




On the left side of the PicMonkey screen, choose Crop and pick 8x10 - Apply,  so you can print it later if you want. 


Choose  overlays - Geometric. Choose a square, it will appear as a small black square on your blank picture. Change the size it by holding the left mouse button down on the edge and pulling it. Pull to cover almost all of the blank photo leaving the bottom open blank. Color it blue for the sky by taking the cursor arrow over to the rainbow color bar. Click when it is the color you want.



Now in overlays, choose a rectangle and color it green for grass or brown for dirt. 



Next we will build a house. Choose a square and size it like you want, then choose it's color. Next click on a triangle, size and color it. A small square can become a window. 



Now choose a rectangle for a door. I wanted my door to be the same color as my roof so, with the rectangle selected, I went to the rainbow color bar and clicked anywhere on the rainbow. Then I clicked on the little rectangle bar on the right. It became a dropper that I took over to my roof. My door becomes the same color as the roof. I need to left click on the roof to keep the door that color. I put a door knob on the door by choosing a circle and making it really small.


Next I decided I wanted a tree beside my house so I chose a rectangle and made it really skinny then colored it brown for a tree trunk. Then, I chose a circle and colored it green. It's ok if it goes off the side a little. That was fun! What else can you make on your picture? Be sure to save and name your picture when you are finished. Thanks for making a picture with me!



I like my PicMonkey picture! What can you make with PicMonkey? Can you tell a story and make a picture to go with it? 

*PicMonkey offers many free applications but some apps they charge for. If it has a little Crown symbol next to it, you must sign up and pay for the use of it. All the apps I have used here in this tutorial are free.

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34 comments:

  1. I just found picmonkey this week, I had never tried it before. I signed up for the upgrade. I FEEL like a kid (with a new toy) lol!

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  2. What a great post and really good instructions -- for both the kids and anyone else who might not have used Picmonkey before. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Loved it. Pinned it. Tweeted it, too! Thank you for linking to the GRAND Social! ♥

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  4. How neat! I have never heard of PicMonkey before. Thanks for teaching us how to use it.

    Kathy M.

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  5. Great tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    Bethany @ Whistle and Ivy

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  6. Oh I love Picmonkey! This is a great idea ;)

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  7. I'm constantly on pic monkey - what a great idea!
    But since my kids are grown - think I'll play with it instead lol
    XXX

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  8. This is a great idea! I use Picmonkey quite often, but have never thought of letting the kids play.

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  9. This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

    Hopping by and following your lovely blog's FB and Pinterest. I blog @ Getting Healthy with Essential Oils

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  10. I love all the fun things that can be done with Picmonkey. Thank You for sharing this fun idea.

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  11. I gotta show this to my girls!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

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  12. That does look like alot of fun!

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  13. LOVE LOVE LOVE picmonkey! Please come link it up at our new Pinterest party: http://mummydeals.org/pinteresting/

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  14. Thank you for sharing this with your readers! What a fabulous idea!
    From yer pals at PicMonky!

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  15. I'm booking marking this for the next time my grandchildren come. They are going to love it. I use Picmonkey and never thought about letting the kids use it.

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  16. oh this is great! A friend just told me about PicMoney 3 or 4 days ago to help me with my new blog header...I haven't had a chance to play around with it to see what other cool things it can do...yet... I need to go back and look around.

    Thanks for linking up to Sharing Saturday!

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  17. What a fun idea! Thanks for linking up to Share It Saturday!

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  18. I love Pic Monkey ... I use it almost daily!
    Great tutorial :)

    Thank you for linking your favorite post to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured :)

    xoxo
    Lanaya
    www.raising-reagan.com

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  19. I wish I could use picmonkey on my iPad!

    Thanks for sharing your favorite post at Raising Imperfection! We feature our favorites on Friday, make sure to come back and check.
    Leslie
    www.violetimperfection.com

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  20. New information for me. I've used Picmonkey, but now I'll explore doing something different with my grandkids on it!

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  21. What a fun thing Connie. Who knew Picmonkey was for kids? What a great way to get kids to do something educational and creative on the computer instead of just playing games. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  22. I've heard of PicMonkey. Great tutorial.

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  23. Great idea and to make it better it's free. Thanks Connie!
    Hugs,
    Marcie

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  24. Such a fun tutorial! Thanks for linking at Show Me Your Plaid Monday's

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  25. Cute idea, Connie! I never think to do stuff like this! Thank you for sharing at All My Bloggy Friends last week!

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  26. Cute! I use picmonkey a lot, and never thought to have my kids play on it! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects!

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  27. How fun and a great project for kids! I've never even thought about kids using Picmonkey. Thanks so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent.

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  28. Oh, how fun!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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  29. Thanks for linking up such a awesome and inspirational project! Come stop by again this week and link up another project here: http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/01/26/saturday-showcase-craft-project-linky-17/!

    Have a good week!
    Susie@Bowdabra

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  30. LOve Pic Monkey -- would not have thought of this application of it! Great idea and great for developing computer skills (in all ages!). Thanks so much for linking on Busy Monday!

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