Tux Paint is a free, award-winning drawing program. Tux Paint is used in schools around the world as a computer literacy drawing activity. 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 blank canvas and a variety of drawing tools to help them be creative.
Tux Paint’s interface is split into five sections:
Toolbox – containing the various basic tools and application controls (undo, save, new, print).
Canvas- where the images are drawn and edited.
Color palette- where colours can be chosen (when applicable to the current tool)
Selector- providing various selectable objects (e.g., brushes, fonts, or sub-tools, depending on the current tool).
Information area where instructions, tips, and encouragement are provided.
In this particular activity students of class III B learned about making drawings and the way of colouring them in Tux Paint software with the help of various tools. In this activity, students were asked to draw the winter scene and colour it up. They understood the function of every tool used in Tux Paint. Students found it very easy to work with this application as it reduces the paperwork, time, etc.
Objective – The motive of this activity is that it provides opportunities for creativity to students. It is used to create assignments. It is simple and fun for young children to use. It uses sound effects and a cartoon mascot to help users know what is going on. Users are prompted with yes or no questions only. Users are not required to name files, creations are saved as thumbnails and can be opened from a gallery.
Let us get to know about how to draw and colour in M.S Paint by the students of class III-B