What is it
Duckie Deck Trash toys is an app where children can create your own unique Trash Toys! It is a colourful app with lots of interactive elements and sound effects.
The app is simple to navigate so good for younger children. The aim of the game is to create your own ‘toy’ from a piece of rubbish. First, children have to choose their main material (tin can, bottle etc); next can spray paint their object; finally they add ‘bits and pieces’ to make eyes, arms, hair etc (there are no limits, it’s totally up to them!) When finished they can admire their finished ‘trash toy’ or save it in the photo album on the device they are playing on.
Not only is this app fun, but it also aims to teach children about recycling and caring for their environment.
Tested on an iPad
What our team of testers said
"I like using things we can recycle" - Girl aged 5
"Look what I've made, can I take a photo" - Girl aged 5
- Allows children to express themselves imaginatively
- Encourages creative play
- Teaches children about recycling and how they can reuse 'rubbish' in their play
- Allows children to express themselves through the media of art
What our experts think
Duckie Deck Trash Toys is a lovely app for allowing children to express themselves creatively and imaginatively. We really liked the way in which the app brought in the element of recycling through the choice of materials available to children.
The app is easy for children to navigate.
It would be even better if...
We would like to have seen an eraser option in the painting section; and some mixed media (paintbrushes, pencils etc). Also, although there was a range of materials, we would like to have seen more.. there can never be too much choice!
- Brands: Duckie Deck
- No 3rd party adverts
- No in-app purchasing
- No internet access required for core features
- Child Restrictions: Yes- appropriate features restricted
- Languages available: English, French, German, Japanese, Polish
- Apple version: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Requires iOS 6.1 or later
- Android version: 3.2 and up
- App Types: Educational Apps
- Types of skills developed: Art & design