Create your online persona (or a friend). Be who you wanna be and use to identify yourself in online environments. Upload into centre4, twitter, second life, wikis and blogs etc. Have some fun creating an avatar. Let your kids create one to keep themselves safe online. Sites require that you register. Some sites have a 13 year old age restriction. Like all sites, try them first yourself.

madmen_icon.jpgMadmen Yourself. Create styly adult avatars. Suitable for children but all figures are adults.

Read this blogpost on the usefulness of avatars and how they rated them,

Create your own avatar - how to create a unique illustrated cartoon character in Photoshop.

Doppell Me - With DoppelMe you can create a cool graphical likeness of yourself, your friends, family or any group of people for use as an avatar in forums, instant messenger, blogs and almost anywhere else on the web.

Creating Characters - online tools and apps which allow students to customise and develop their creativity. There are many avatar makers and creature creators available.

Digibody's Caricature Makerbuild your own face, just add mouth, nose, hair etc. Download as a jpg or other file.

Simpsonize Me- Upload a close up photo

Bless This Chick - Check this one out

Grabba Beast - Create and name your own beast.

South Park Avatars - Create your own South Park alter ego
The Hero Factory
Turn people into Super Heroes. The ladies are quite voluptuous. Are you sure this is what you want?
(But fun anyway)

Create a Mangatar - Face your manga. Lots of ads on site, check suitability for your class.



Mini me by Lego

Or just create a head here @
Blockhead Iconizer

Can't see any age restrictions. Lots of choices. Make sure you read the saving instructions before you begin.Beware the Plastics button. Should have an age restriction. (But it was fun)

Just found Kid Friendly Version


Be Funky

- allows you to upload a photo and cartoonize it


weeworld - http://www.weeworld.com/

Had a problem embedding this. Try copy and paste. Can choose from a range of background environments.

Exports easily in a variety of sizes and shots, animated and stills.
Embeds easily

Tizme http://www.tizme.net/

Better for older students

Exports and embeds easily

Create your own Simpson's character. Had trouble downloading a jpg but could embed animated movie. Cannot change size! Will keep trying.

Kids can build their own characters here with animal features and choose from a variety of backgrounds. Has links to New York zoo. Thanks Allanah for this link. Haven't figured how to download it yet. ( Uploaded with plasq’s Skitch!)
Print screen and paste into Paint would work on PC
Apple + Shift + 4 allows you to select a section on a mac but you might not get all of it.
logo234x60_en.gif Here at http://www.moeruavatar.com/index_en.shtml

Sitepal allows you to design speaking animated characters that can be added to your website

Has a 15 day free trial then $9.95 a month and i guess that's US


voki.gifvoki.gif Voki

Create a Character Make it talk Take it Anywhere

Get a Voki now!

Turn yourself into a 3D image!



Portrait Icon Maker Heaps of choice here.

Your Identity Online- Have your avatar follow you on the web

Dudes and Dolls - http://www.messdudes.com/view-avatar.aspx Just a right click to save image
Easy to create lots of options - Love the colours Check suitability for appropriate age levels