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How To Keep Your Kids Creative During A Coronavirus Lockdown

It’s tough being a parent, working from home, and juggling between caring for your little ones. What do you do when your kids are bored during a coronavirus lockdown? While you can’t always keep them indoors (Vitamin D and some fresh air is important!), you can definitely adjust how they spend their time within the house. What parent would shun the idea of keeping their children occupied for at least an hour while simultaneously learning a new skill?

The digital age has brought us into a closer relationship with technology, and many schools encourage the use of digital tech in education. And as the coronavirus pushed schools to transition to online learning, students now flock to devices with screens. Parents and children alike across the globe are struggling with remote working and remote studying. When kids aren’t spending time with their academics from school apps or virtual classes, you can keep them busy with expanding their creative skillset. But don’t worry, we know that not every household comes equipped with computers that have high specs to handle loading heavy creative software.

Pixlr is a free online browser-based tool that allows you to learn how to edit images without having to undergo professional development or training. Here’s how you can get your kids to experiment and learn how to use Pixlr X.

Let them play around with photo effects and overlays

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Plain backgrounds can be pretty dull, even with bright colors. Why not let your kids get creative with the use of stickers, overlays, and photo effects just to see what they can come up with? Overlays like confetti, light trails, pixie dust and bokeh can provide some pretty dynamic changes to an image.

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Go from boring plain backgrounds to fun-filled original designs.

Stick stickers wherever they like

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Slap borders around photos of themselves

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Image by ammentorp, 123RF.

No installation of heavy creative software required, just a good Internet connection. All you have to do is open Pixlr X on your browser to get started with your very first photo edit. Creativity is subjective, so it’s always good to explore, experiment, and test the limits of your skills for free! Pixlr is all about supporting families and individuals alike during this period of crisis. Make the most of this situation and let your kids flex their creative muscles with Pixlr. Curious?

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