I put the colAR Mix app on my ipads/ipods and downloaded ALL of the coloring sheets that were available on the colARapp website. One set of coloring pages is free, the others are all paid. Since I loved several pages from each, I went ahead and got them all and I am SO GLAD I did!! I would highly recommend them all.
At first glance they look like regular coloring pages, but they're not. Not at all! Once you've downloaded the colAR coloring pages of your choice, allow the students to color them using map pencils, crayons, or markers. Now, be aware that coloring too dark near the outlines will keep the app from 'catching' the picture. Also, the app does like to have some white in the background as well. Both help the app identify the page.
Go to your colAR app on your device and touch the Play! icon. Position your device over the colAR coloring page, about 12 inches away or until the screen turns blue and "locks" your picture. If this is your first time to use it, you'll know it has activated when your jaw drops and your eyes get real big! LOL
Now the fun really begins! There is so much to explore now that the picture is activated. Making sure that the entire page is still in the screen, move the device slowly down to in front of the page like the boy has done in this picture. It will give you the front view. You can move in closer to see the picture bigger. Sometimes, there is an icon on the screen for that particular picture. If there is, make sure to touch it to see what happens! It is hard wrapping your mind around the inanimate paper coming to life! But the animation takes on the coloring you've done.
This app is definitely one that you'll enjoy as much as the students. It is for ANY grade level.