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Shoe Doodle

Shoe Doodle

Spring 2013 Mobile Apps
Ages: 4 & Up
Developer: Shoe the Goose
Download Price: $0.99
Platform: iPad

Shoe Doodle strikes a fine balance between open-ended creative freedom and structured play. Like developer Shoe the Goose's other apps, it allows children to apply a well-developed set of artistic tools to a specific project. Children choose whether they want to decorate a sneaker, high top, or pump. They can alter their chosen shoe's heel style, toe shape, lace style, and form.

Customization follows. Shoe Doodle enables one to create a fantasy shoe, complete with endless color, texture, and brush options. If you've always wanted lime green high tops, you can create them. Prefer argyle sneakers? Those are possible, too. There is a basic paintbrush for applying these options, along with clever methods like handprints, footprints, and a toothbrush. After some basic decorating, children can add text, jewels, and appliqu&233;s to their new shoes.

Though there is no way to transfer a finished design into an actual new pair of shoes, the app may inspire kids to spend a day turning plain white sneakers into fancy, custom footwear.

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Shoe the Goose
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