My mother found an article with these artistic sites that are fun, safe and free. Check them out with your kids, let us know what you think!
Draw and Design - Shidonni lest kids draw animals online, give them names and design bacgrounds for imaginary worlds. Winner of 2009 Parents' Choice, Gold Award. Ages 5-10. Shidonni.com
Devise Games - Fidgit is a multiplayer game on PBS' Design Squad site. Kids can also design and build their own games and challenge their friends. Ages 8-13. pbskids.org/designsquad/games/fidgit
Craft Cartoons - Kids write, read and tell stories by creating comic strips online, then printing or e-mailing them to friends and relatives. All ages. makebelievecomix.com
Program a Video - Create movies, music and video games at Scratch, developed by MIT Media Lab memebers. Ages 8 and up. scratch.mit.edu
Make Music - On Crank It Up?, kids can compose and record multilayered rhythms using post, pans, wooden spoons and even the computer keyboard to create a masterpiece. All ages. pbskids.org/arthur/games/crankitup.
Thanks to Paul Wishenthal for pulling this together!