Summer Fun- Paper Critters Lite

Paper critter lite icon

Paper Critter Lite app

Looking for some summer tech & visual motor fun for kids?

Paper critter lite iconPaper Critters Lite is the free version (full version is 1.99) of this app which features creating your own digital creature on the iPad, then printing the creation, cutting and assembling it into a 3D creature! This app is based on the online digital creation tool – Paper Critters  , an online tool which allows 3D creature creation, printing and assembly. Most appropriate for elementary aged students (8 year olds and older) with ability to create and navigate a variety of tools and features. Certainly parents or therapists can assist with creating or printing out templates or creations from the printer for students to cut out and assemble.

Here some images of the tools and products:

Paper critter pic1

Paper critter lite pic2

Paper critter pic3

Existing templates for the above pictured creatures are available within the app to print and assemble.

Here is a video with step by step instructions about the apps features:

Some fun paper cutting and assembling fun for the summer (don’t let them know it works on fine motor/visual motor and visual perceptual skills)!

Have fun creating this summer!




About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, ATP, CATIS

OTR/L with more than 35 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 20 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary, post secondary students and work environments for adult clients. A RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner with ACVREP CATIS credentials, AOTA Specialty Certification in Low Vision, USC Davis Executive Certificate in Home Modifications, servicing adults and students with disabilities in employment, education, and home environments. A 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham Low Vision Certification Program.
This entry was posted in App Reviews, Apps for OT's, Elementary School, Fine Motor Development, iPad, iPhone, Just for Fun, Leisure apps, Occupational Therapy, Uncategorized, Visual Motor, Visual Perception. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Summer Fun- Paper Critters Lite

  1. Angie says:

    This looks like a great app! Do you know if it works on the original iPad or only 2 and above? I’m finding more new apps are only for 2 and above.

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