Let your children know painting, with fun sound effects and a mascot guide, using Tux Paint

Tux Paint is a free drawing program for children ages 3 to 12. 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 canvas and a variety of drawing tools to help them be creative.

Fun sound effects are played when tools are selected and used; A cartoon version of Tux, the Linux penguin, appears at the bottom to give tips, hints and information; Various brushes available; Parents/teachers can add more brushes; Brushes can be animated; Brushes can change shape depending on the direction they’re drawn;

Alternate color palettes can be created and used; Rubber stamp; Hundreds of photographic and cartoon stamps images are available; Parents/teachers can add more stamps and create categories; Stamps can have descriptive text and sound samples (names, facts, etc.) and/or sound effects assigned to them; Stamps can be resized, flipped and mirrored; Draw various filled and unfilled polygonal shapes; Rotate shapes (this feature can be disabled for younger children);

Text tool; Comes with various fonts; “Magic” (special effects) tool; Blocks – turn parts of the picture “blocky”; Blur – blur parts of the picture using the mouse; Bricks – paint realistic large or small brick patterns; Calligraphy – a smooth brush that changes thickness depending on how quickly you stroke; Cartoon – make parts of the picture look like a cartoon, and many more.