Tux Paint for Windows

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 0.9.28
  • 4.1
  • (5970)
  • Security Status
Dinkar Kamat
Dinkar KamatUpdated 6 months ago

Free painting program for kids

Tux Paint is a free painting software for computers and laptops that is especially made for children. The entire suite of buttons is on the home screen to use. Each of the buttons includes an illustration and a label. Sound effects and guidance from the penguin mascot make the application even more child friendly.

Microsoft Paint is a popular painting app for kids that has smaller icons than Tux Paint does. While Tux includes prompts, MS Paint does not give children assistance. GIMP is comparable to MS Paint since both applications use more complicated settings than Tux.

Is Tux Paint safe to download?

Tux Paint is a safe tool to download and install. Tux is a cross platform app that is available for the most recent operating system releases of Android, Apple Mac, Linux, and Microsoft Windows (11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP) PC devices. Tux Paint is open source to let users look at and change the source code within the terms of the GNU General Public License agreements.

Since developers can modify the code to create new versions, Tux should be downloaded from a reputable source. You can view the source code to make sure the app is up to your standards. Tux delivers a secure environment for children and young adults to create art.

The official website lets you know that the service is optimized for children from the ages of 3 and 12. Tux is a computer program that is specialized for preschool and elementary school classrooms to use to let students safely make art. Families use the freeware at home to create and educate.

What is Tux Paint used for?

Tux Paint is used to give children an educational program to draw and paint. A penguin is the mascot in the lower left corner that guides the children. You can read tips that are written in large font that is easy to read from the penguin when you tap on commands.

A blank canvas takes up the main portion of the user interface, while guidance from the mascot will be at the bottom of the screen. Two panels are on the sides of the canvas that let you use the tools. The main toolbox is on the left, while the items inside each tool are listed on the right.

The tools include Paint, Stamp, Lines, Shapes, Text, Label, Fill Magic, Undo, Redo, Eraser, and New. Additional options in the toolbox are Open, Save, Print, and Quit. A list will appear on the right that you can scroll through when you choose a tool. The Paint choice lets you pick from brushes. You can choose the size of the brush in addition to the opacity.

The Stamp selection lets you use preloaded stamps. The stamps that are already included are of the mascot. The ascending bar beneath the stamps lets you choose the size you want to use. You can download new stamps on the official site. The Lines button will bring the brushes menu up since only straight lines can be made.

The Shapes accessory gives you blank and filled shapes to use. You can drag and drop the shapes to determine the exact sizes. Shapes include a circle, ellipse, octagon, pentagon, rectangle, rhombus, triangle, etc. Tux makes learning the names of shapes easier since the children are drawing the shapes. Text lets you pick from a variety of fonts that you can see after you type.

Why do people use Tux Paint?

Tux Paint is a simple solution to use instead of complicated software. While Tux is developed specifically for kids, adults use Tux to relax. The Magic feature is available in the toolbox. The long list of features in the Magic tool is surprising. You can drag the cursor along the canvas to create special effects.

The effects make making a masterpiece easier. Magic delivers accessories that make drawing a house more convenient like the blinds and bricks features. You can draw a garden quickly with the flower and grass effects. Various styles are available like color shift, darken, distortion, negative, etc. Certain commands will mirror your strokes to reflect what you drew like kaleidoscope and pattern.

Tux does not have the standard Microsoft Windows menu bar in the user interface. The freeware lets you erase marks with the Erase and Undo tools on the left. You can get rid of your creations by clicking on the New button. The Save option is conveniently in the left panel to let kids keep their art. Children can print their pieces by tapping on Print.

The buttons are intuitive to use. Kids can practice responsibility with confidence since illustrations are printed above the labels. Tux is an ideal service to use for children that are learning languages since the words and sentences are simple. The mascot has a casual yet educational tone. Conversational phrases are used during the instructions like ‘Cool!’ and ‘Keep it up!’.

Tux Paint is an encouraging software for anyone. The sound effects are particularly entertaining for children. The sounds are associated with your movements on the canvas, and each tool has a separate sound that plays when you draw and paint.

Purpose-filled painting platform for children

Tux Paint is an interactive program that keeps kids engaged during each step of the creation process. Hints on what to do next are given to you by the penguin mascot. You can use headphones to listen to the interactive noises that your markings make. Pre-drawn backdrops and realistic backgrounds are available to use in Tux.

What’s new?

While Tux Paint may not be updated frequently, the developers release new software versions relatively consistently. Tabs are kept on issues that need to be fixed. The Tux software is kept up to date to make sure the user experience is as optimal as possible for educational and recreational uses in home and school settings.

Tux Paint is a free drawing program designed for young children (kids ages 3 and up). It has a simple, easy-to-use interface, fun sound effects, and an encouraging cartoon mascot who helps guide children as they use the program.


  • Safe to use
  • Kid friendly
  • Educational
  • Clear design
  • Open source
  • Cross platform


  • Slightly outdated design

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Tux Paint for PC

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 0.9.28
  • 4.1
  • (5970)
  • Security Status

User reviews about Tux Paint

  • Manigalla Nagendra

    by Manigalla Nagendra

    nice this is very wonderfull.tux as most entertainer app.thankyou.

  • Leelawati Yadav

    by Leelawati Yadav


  • Ramana PIRATLA

    by Ramana PIRATLA

    we are not able to install the exe. As per the application it is showing it is only limited period trial daughter is now in 10th class she More

  • Madhuri Char

    by Madhuri Char

    i like it but i am not able to download it could you help then i will give a good review

  • Bunty Thakral

    by Bunty Thakral

    i like this app it is good.
    it is good for our children use . i too used this . it has many funny shapes in it

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    The effects are just so cool! I'm not a kid but it's just so much fun... I highly recommend this app for anybody who just wants to hav More


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