Kidoodle Blog


Meet a Real, Live Artist (Part 3) – Interview with Michelle Blade

Another “Meet a Real Live Artist” is upon us. And we can’t believe how lucky we are (as fortunate as a marooned pirate who’s found an inflatable raft) to have Michelle Blade as our artist today. Not only is she a fabulously talented Bay Area artist but she also totally gets kids. Michelle Blade Michelle spent most of last year working on 1 painting a day for the Mayan Apocalypse in her work beautifully haunting Making Light of … Read more »

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Meet a Real, Live Artist (Part 2) – Interview with Josephine Hague

For our second “Meet a Real Live Artist” it leaves us breathless (more breathless than a captain’s parrot who’s eaten a whole box of saltines in one go) to introduce to you a dear friend of ours and an exceedingly talented English artist. Josephine Hague At one time Josephine worked in the model making department of Aardman Animations (that’s right those Wallace & Grommit folks), but now she gets to spend her time frolicking in … Read more »

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Meet a Real, Live Artist (Part 1) – Interview with Chris Lackey

A kid recently asked us: what does an artist do? And we thought: good question! Then we thought: hey, we know some artists, let’s find out. And tada, just like that a new Kidoodle post series was born: “Meet a Real Live Artist”. We hope you can read these to your kids to spark their imagination, get them even more excited about art, and let them get a glimpse of the wide range of creative … Read more »

Thank You Kidoodle

Thank You + Happy Holidays!

This has been such an amazing year for us at Kidoodle! Thanks to all our fans, friends, and family for the amazing support and encouragement in getting our first app off the ground and getting new ones in the hopper!   Kidoodle was born out of a desire to create arts-centered apps that parents trust and kids love, and my goal for 2013 is to bring in partners and funders for Kidoodle, so I can … Read more »

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A Very Merry Doodling Holiday Gift From Kidoodle!

If you’ve already downloaded Pirate Scribblebeard’s Treasure, than you probably received a surprise over the weekend! Not only did we send you a brand new, holiday-themed doodling page but in response to your feedback, we’ve added a few new features that you asked for!  You will now be able to adjust the app’s soundtrack on and off for those moments when you want to create in quiet, as well as have the options to save all … Read more »

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New Video! Behind the Scenes at Kidoodle

Have you ever wondered how we go from idea to doodle to the completed app? Well, now you can see firsthand how that process works as Michelangelo shares this look into how a doodle page comes to life with a little drawing and imagination magic!   Read more »

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Going Mad For The New iPad Mini!

There’s a great new tablet in town and we’re pretty excited about – it’s the iPad Mini! It’s lighter, smaller and easier to carry than a regular iPad, making the iPad Mini perfect for small hands. Of course, Pirate Scribblebeard’s Treasure will be available on the iPad Mini at the same download price of $1.99 so iPad Mini owners will be able to join Oscar, Josephine, and their pirate friends on all sorts of imaginative … Read more »


Help Kidoodle Support The Red Cross’ Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

We’ve watched with sadness as Hurricane Sandy has devastated many areas of the East Coast.  Millions are still without power, and many people have been displaced from their homes due to flooding and wind damage. We want to help support the relief efforts of the American Red Cross and those working to rebuild after the storm, which is why we’ll be donating all the proceeds from downloads of our app, Pirate Scribblebeard’s Treasure for the … Read more »

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Programming with Papa: Episode 1

Episode 1 Or How to Teach Programming to a 3rd Grader This weekend, Oscar and I started a new series of little lessons we call “Programming with Papa”, where Oscar is learning how to write code that makes things happen on the iPad. I’ve been thinking about this for a while, and it seemed like a good time for it – he’s interested in a lot more games and how he would like to change … Read more »

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Talk Like a Pirate Day Art Party!

  Argh Matey! It’s talk like a pirate day and we’re celebrating by raising the Jolly Roger and creating Exquisite Pirates! So gather up your shipmates and your favorite art supplies and get creating, or else we’ll make ye walk the plank! We can’t wait to see your creativity and imagination in action! Send us pictures of your Exquisite Pirates creations and we’ll include them in a special picture gallery on our Facebook and Pinterest. Email images of your art … Read more »