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[-av⋅a⋅tar-/ˈævəˌtɑr, ˌævəˈtɑr/ [av-uh-tahr, av-uh-tahr] -noun]][av-uh-tahr, av-uh-tahr] -noun

1. Computers. a graphical image that represents a person, as on the Internet dictionary.com

Some of the following sites will need you to take screen captures of your avatars, here are the instructions.


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This Weemee was created in WeeWorld. Click on the slideshow to find out how to make one.

Simpsons Avatar

Create a Simpsons Avatar, take a screen capture and save to your folder

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Superhero Avatar

Kids love to create avatars and what could be better than turning yourself into a 'Superhero'!

The Hero Factory has a range of looks and accessories to create your Superhero.A name is generated once you have finished your creation. Mine is 'Whipped Nine Tails'

Warning: check the names when they are generated to ensure that they are suitable for children to use. I have heard of one word that is not appropriate. This is the opportunity to enforce Digital Citizenship with children, they have to make the decision whether the name is suitable or not!


I came across Mini-mizer from 'Reasonably Clever' which creates Lego style characters, but there was adult content, so I put a tweet out on Twitter and received a link to the 'Kid Friendly version of Mini-Mizer'. It has a lot less graphics but you can still create great characters or Avatars. Again you will still need to take screen captures to copy these images.

Hero Machine HeroMachine Version 2.5

Choose a Pose and all your options will load.

Choose from all of the options available (select a colour for each

Once you have finished take a screen capture There are also options for printing.

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Marvel Superheroes

Build your Wildself has students creating themselves and then adding animal body parts to finish off as a Wild Self. Once students had created their “wild self”, click on Get a Wild desktop, right click it and select Save Image As and you will have a copy of the avatar.

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easonably Clever Block Head Iconiser

To use this picture you need to take a screen capture Windows Users click here

Mac Users click here

DoppelMe you can create your avatar and when you have finished you can right click, select Copy and paste into the programme of your choice.

Animods Scroll down the page until you see Animods. Create an animal and then take a screen capture


Grabba Beast

Create your own Beast

Make a TInker

Create a Tinker. The developers are creating a world called Tinkatoli, sign up to be one of the beta testers or just take a screen capture of the Tinker and use it as an avatar.

Clay Yourself

Make a clay model avatar



Wimp yourself

Create an avatar from Diary of a Wimpy Kid. You can save and then export image (if you scroll down it will give you are choice of cropped images to save.

Picassohead create an avatar in the style of Picasso

Create an anime avatar

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Pick a face - choose from the all the different features to create your avatar

Artisan Self Portraits create a simplistic self portraits


Create a Smurf

Take a screen capture

or record your voice and then embed the smurf

Get a Voki now!


Voki is an animated avatar. You can customise the avatar's look.===You can add voice by typing in some text and a computer generated voice will read it out, or record your own voice using the microphone. You can add backgrounds, publish to your blog or wiki.