The Best Collage Makers for Kids [Updated for 2020]

Activate your child's creative spirit with collages

We Reviewed Dozens Of The The Best Collage Makers for Kids So You Don’t Have To. Here Are Our Top Picks.

Digital photography has changed much about how we manage and display our photos, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the desire to display the masterpieces and share them with others. And since just paging through a stack of old photos is never the most convenient way to do this, collages are a popular alternative.

Even if you don’t have a creative bone in your body, there are times when creating a collage of photos, artwork, or even videos is exactly what you need to do. Collages add the finishing touches to family events, celebrations like weddings, showers, and graduations, and oh, so much more. Here are the best collage-maker apps for IOS and for Android. Enjoy!

 

Free Collage-Makers

Moldiv-Photo Editor, Collage

iOS App Store / Google Play Store

Moldiv offers some great features for the beauty-conscious. There are special filters such as enlarge eyes and smooth skin that you can apply as you take your pictures, as well as a host of professional features that can enhance your photos before you even begin to collage them. Add to that the capability of using magazine-style layouts, and you have yourself the ultimate beauty app.

Moldiv offers  an assortment of add-ons for ninety-nine cents to $2.99 to get just the right combination of features to meet your needs.

BeFunky

iOS App Store / Google Play Store

No registration required on this easy-peasy app. Create collages with up to 9 photos, stickers, layout options, font choices, and more. Use photo overlays and other editing tools to create a unique look for your project that is all your own.

There are eight different effect and frame packs available for in-app purchases of ninety-nine cents, so pick out just what you want and don’t pay for stuff you won’t use.

 

Canva-Graphic Design Creator

iOS App Store / Google Play Store

Here’s the mobile version of the digital creation tool, Canva. Choose from thousands and thousands of free tools, pictures, layouts, and more, or find one you like from Canva’s premium collection and purchase it individually. Canva opens up doors to design not only impressive collages but also logos, posters, flyers, and even entire books.

Canva does offer premium images; you can purchase them one at a time, buy a limited number of credits to use for them, or subscribe to the Canva Pro service, which will cost $4.99 per month and give you access to everything on the site.

Pic Stitch – Collage Editor

iOS App Store / Google Play Store

This app offers more than 300 different layouts, 15 different aspect ratios, and all the other tools you need to quickly and easily create gorgeous photo collages. You can do side-by-side comparisons, age progressions, groups of photos of one or more kids, and much, much more.

For a ninety-nine cent purchase, you can get rid of ads. There are also effects packs for $3.99 each that expand the app’s capabilities, resources, and features.

PicCollage Grid & Photo Editor

iOS App Store / Google Play Store

This app offers hundreds of tools, stickers, and more to help you create a fabulous collage. It’s easy enough for school children to use and powerful enough to keep adults happy. And it’s free!

PicCollage is free to download and use. There is a subscription plan that gives you access to even more tools and features. It costs $4.99 per month or $35.99 annually.

 

 

PicsArt Photo Editor + Collage

iOS App Store / Google Play Store

Edit your photos and even videos with this powerful free tool. You can take advantage of advanced features like turning  your selfie into a hand-drawn masterpiece. There are literally thousands of tools, filters, and other features you can use to get creative.

The app is free to download and use. There are a number of in-app purchase options, including the PicsArt Gold subscription (free trial available), an option to remove advertisements, and various packages of options. Parents are cautioned that some content in this app may not be appropriate for younger children; please preview carefully.

Subscription Collage-Maker Apps

No matter what your topic or purpose, collages can liven up your albums, collections, or social media feeds.

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piZap Photo Editor & Design

iOS App Store / Google Play Store

This app offers a 7-day free trial, where you can try out all their features and bonuses. There are thousands of royalty-free stock images, stickers, and more in their image library. Choose from over 1400 layouts, more than 360 fonts, and 304 borders. Unleash your creativity with tools at your fingertips.

If you decide the app is what you’re looking for, subscriptions are $5.99 per month or $35.99 annually. There are also add-on collections of stickers and so forth that can be purchased for a small fee between ninety-nine cents and $1.99. Ads can be removed for $2.99.

Ribbet™ Photo Editing Suite

iOS App Store / Google Play Store

Check out the free parts of this app as long as you wish, and when you’re ready for more tools, you can subscribe. The full-featured version offers a complete array of photo-editing tools, a library of pictures, stickers, borders, and more, as well as filters, and other pro tools. One nice feature is presized social media templates.

Setting up to use the mobile version will cost $4.99. A one-year subscription is $39.99 and a monthly subscription is $6.99.

 

Specialized Tools

Diptic

iOS App Store

Diptic offers all the usual perks but goes a step beyond by having video and musical capabilities. Make your collages truly shine with the options you’ll find in this app, and then add some movement or sounds. Nearly 200 layouts come with the original version of the app, and you can add more as in-app purchases. Save, export and share your creations quickly and conveniently.

This app costs $2.99. Add resources like new fonts or layouts, by purchasing add-on packs for ninety-nine cents. There’s also an option to remove the watermark that sells for ninety-nine cents as well. Warning: there is an app with a similar name on the Google Play Store, but it is not the same app and not by the same people.

Layout from Instagram

iOS App Store / Google Play Store

Are you an Instagram fan? This app comes right from the Instagram people themselves, so the projects created will fit like a hand in a glove. Get complete creative control of your project as you flip, rotate, resize, and more with just a simple screen tap.

This one requires no sign-up or login. You just download the app and start creating right away. Grab your favorite photos with ease, and then use Instagram’s filters and other tools to make them pop.

 

PicPlayPost Movie Video Editor

iOS App Store / Google Play Store

Here’s an app that’s willing to do the heavy lifting of design for you if you want. It automatically offers up a collage of your most recent photos every time you open it up. Use it or use the other tools in the app to create awesome collages, slide shows, and videos complete with sounds and music if you wish.

In-app purchase options include several frame packs and other resource extras for from $1.99 each, the ability to remove the watermark for $4.99, all the way up through purchasing phenomenal video features Movie Maker Pro for $24.99, and the Slideshow Maker Pro for $99.99. Parents are cautioned that the app is rated 12+ for possible objectionable content- please preview carefully.

Magic Shape Collage

iOS App Store

This collage app has a twist- create your collage in any one of a number of unusual shapes. You can even use it to form letters and words from your pictures. It comes with an array of shape options, too, as well as stickers and a few other collage-friendly features.

The app is completely free to use. No in-app purchases or locked features are hiding in the woodwork. Check it out!

 

Collage Maker- Mixgram Editor

iOS App Store

This simple-to-use collage maker has a lot to recommend it. Grab your copy for free, and go to town putting those photos of yours into great works of art. There are a selection of layouts and designs, some created especially for popular social media sites.

Collage Maker-Mixgram Editor is free to download and has a selection of standard features. There are also additional filters and packs available for in-app purchases ranging from $2.99 to $9.99. You can also remove ads for $2.99 as well.