Tips for Tooning
You bet. The only feature requiring internet access is the idea lab, which showcases awesome cartoons by other kids.
The in-app text is English-only, but that shouldn’t stop anyone from making a great cartoon in another language. Pig Latin orfay ethay inway!
Kids can draw their own characters and settings, customize existing Toontastic characters, and even add their faces on characters to themselves in the story.
It takes about a minute to make a one-minute scene and you can add up to six scenes per cartoon. Pretty cool, huh? As for creating your own characters and settings, well, no promises there :)
Of course! Simply tap Export below your finished cartoon. It will save to the photo library, or Photos app, on your device.
Teaching with Toontastic
Toontastic 3D is a playful storytelling app that scaffolds the creative writing process and empowers kids to create their own animated cartoons. While Toontastic was not specifically designed for schools, we have heard from a lot of educators over the years that they love how the app sparks their students’ imaginations and uses the Story Arc to help frame their writing. Their students use the app for creating everything from book reports to news broadcasts and foreign language skills.
Toontastic is for the playful storyteller in all of us! (but it’s especially great for kids aged 6-12).
We hear about new creative uses of digital storytelling everyday! Book reports, science reports, historical reenactments, biographies, vocab/dialogue practice… the list goes on and on. Check out some of the great videos folks have shared with us. Toontastic can also be used by educators to create tutorials, explain projects, or even do morning reports.
A Story Arc is a scaffolding tool that helps you map out a story's plot. Whether they're learning Language Arts or Science, kids can practice communication skills using story arcs as formulas for convincing arguments.
Short Story (3 parts)
Beginning Where you introduce the characters and the setting of your story
Middle Where something happens, like a problem
End Where your story wraps up
Classic Story (5 parts)
Setup Where you introduce the story setting and characters
Conflict Where you create a problem for your characters
Challenge Where you make the problem even more difficult
Climax Where you help the characters solve the problem
Resolution Where you show the problem has been solved
Science Report (5 parts)
Question Start by asking a research question. What do you want to know?
Hypothesis State your hypothesis. What do you think will happen?
Experiment Explain your experiment. What data are you collecting, and what's your control?
Results Analyze your results. What observations did you make?
Conclusion Make a conclusion. What did you learn, and do you have any more questions?
Privacy & Safety
Toontastic doesn't require an account or login.
Nope. No need.
Cartoons are not shared with Google, but saved locally in-app and on device unless you delete or export them to the photos app or library on your device.