Monday, April 1, 2013

Mask Doodle by Shoe the Goose


  • $0.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: Jan 15, 2013
  • Version: 1.01
  • Size: 37.0 MB
  • Language: English
  • This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Seller: Shoe the Goose
  • Copyright © 2012 Shoe the Goose, LLC
  • Rated 4+
Shoe the Goose is a “Rock Star” in the app world. They create kid friendly apps that encourage creativity and exploration. Currently there are twelve apps in the family. The most popular are probably Cookie Doodle and Cake Doodle which are baking simulations that feature mixing up, baking, decorating, and eating spectacular treats without having a mess to clean up. They also have a few apps that feature embellishing various forms of apparel (shoes and shirts). Mask Doodle does virtually the same thing as the other doodle apps but this time you are creating masks that are printable.

When you initially open the Mask Doodle app you will be prompted to select one of the five mask
styles; animals, monsters, half masks, robots, and people. Once a mask style has been chosen, you will need to change the head shape, eyes nose and mouth. There are over sixty different features available across the five mask styles.The features can be broken down in the following manner;
  • 17 animals
  • 13 monsters
  • 15 half masks
  • 9 robots
  • 9 people


Now it is time to tap your creativity. Users have access to a wide variety of paint colors (56 presets and the option to include others by using the color wheel). In addition to the paint options, users can also access a palette of textures such as leopard prints, fur and scales to name just a few. Paint and texture options can be spread using one of the twelve available brushes. The options include:
  • Brush – create solid lines
  • Flower Lace - Tap once for one image or slide your finger around to make multiple
  • Heart Lace – Tap once for one image or slide your finger around to make multiple
  • Toothbrush – Small speckles
  • Flick – Combination of small and large blobs of paint
  • Slingshot – Large splatters of paint
  • Bubbles – Transparent bubbles
  • Bottle – Creates lines of various sizes based on your painting speed
  • Dropper – Creates lines of various sizes based on your painting speech
  • Straw – Random jagged lines
  • Glitter – Sparking paint
  • Marble – Tilt your device to roll the marble on the mask
After all the spectacular colors and textures have been added to the mask you can jazz it up even
further by accessing the “Jazz” feature. The “Jazz” feature contains over 100 additional accessories that can be added to your mask to make it stand out as truly unique. Some items in the “Jazz” feature include; jewels, feathers, flowers, facial hair, springs and bells to mention just a few. “Jazz” features are placed on the mask by tapping on the mask where they would like the jazz located.  Size can be altered by using the plus or minus button.

After all the spectacular colors and textures have been added to the mask you can jazz it up even further by accessing the “Jazz” feature. The “Jazz” feature contains over 100 additional accessories that can be added to your mask to make it stand out as truly unique. Some items in the “Jazz” feature include; jewels, feathers, flowers, facial hair, springs and bells to mention just a few. “Jazz” features are placed on the mask by tapping on the mask where they would like the jazz located. Size can be altered by using the plus or minus button.

Users can also add text to their mask by tapping the “Text” button and typing in their text and choosing a font style and color. To enter the text on their mask, the user needs to press the “enter” key. Size and location can be altered in the same fashion as the “jazz” feature.

Print your mask by tapping on menu and telling it to print to an e-print wireless printer. The masks work best printed on cardstock. After printing, users need to cut the mask out and attach elastic so it can be easily worn.

A wide variety of skills can be worked on using any of the “Doodle Apps”. Some that I have addressed are expressive language skills, following directions, vocabulary, articulation generalization, and associations. Mask Doodle has endless educational possibilities. It is well worth its low price of $0.99.

What I Like About This App
  • Lay out is similar to the other apps on the Shoe the Goose family
  • An app that is applicable from early childhood to upper elementary aged students
  • Ability to print the mask
  • The wide variety of different “art” that can be created using the app.
  • Great help file
  • Taps the creativity of the user.
What I Would Like to See in Future Updates 
  • Ability to download the mask as a PDF so you can email the mask outside of the app to print if you don’t have access to an e-print printer.
  • Accesses to some “work schedules” in the app so I can have my students with autism spectrum disorders independently follow a schedule to create a specific type of mask. If some were included it would be a huge time saver for professionals. 
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