Today America celebrates its 239th birthday, as millions within the country head out to the beach, park, barbecue, or whatever else they decide to do. It’s personally one of my favorite holidays as I get to spend valuable time with friends and family as we ring in yet another great year of independence. As with most ‘party’ holidays, I like to make a statement, and there is nothing which makes a statement more than a 3D printed themed trinket. Below I have put together a short list of some quick and easy 3D prints which are Fourth of July themed, and sure to garner lots of attention at whatever event you may be involved in later today and tonight:
3D Printed July 4th Sunglasses
The majority of us celebrating during the day today will likely be doing so outside. Since it’s also summer, that means lots and lots of sun (at least we hope). These 3D printed July 4th sunglasses are sure to both protect your eyes as well as make a statement that’s sure to be memorable, especially when people start asking where you got them. This model is available on Thingiverse and was originally made available on 3DShook.com. The great thing about them is that they should last longer than just this Independence day.
3D Printed Bottle Rocket Launchpad
Although not exactly legal in all municipalities, fireworks are a staple of any July 4th celebration. This bottle rocket launchpad is 3D printable and will insure that your bottle rockets fly to their maximum potential. Any bottle placed within the launchpad will be tilted at 10 degrees which, according to its designers, is the ideal angle for launch. It will also add stability to the bottle, meaning an accurate launch every time. Available on Thingiverse, this model can be downloaded and printed with more than enough time to make tonight’s festivities.
3D Printed USA Plates
More than likely whatever you do today will involve lots of greasy food, dips, and of course a barbecue. What better way to bring your favorite dip or platter to the party you are attending than with 3D printed red, white and blue plates. These are made available thanks to user OogiMe on Thingiverse, and can be printed within a few hours. Certain foods may not be ideal for use within these plates, dependent on the material you use to print them out, so be careful as you don’t want to inadvertently poison anyone.
3D Printed Toothpick Holder
Well, since we are on the food theme we might as well move onto our next 3D printable piece, a toothpick holder that’s shaped like Uncle Sam’s hat. This is also made available by 3DShook on Thingiverse and can be printed within a couple hours as well. Certainly wherever you go today there will be some sort of appetizer. This patriotic piece is perfect to holster your guest’s toothpicks, which they will use to pick up those delishish snacks.
3D Printed Uncle Sam Figurine
Need a cute little decoration for your party or barbecue today? What could be better than a 3D printed Uncle Sam figurine? How about an Uncle Sam figurine on stilts? This 6-inch tall figurine will certainly impress your guests once you print it out and paint it. It’s also a great project for children to work on today. You can download it on Thingiverse for free right now!
There you have it! There is something for everyone. I will personally be printing out two pairs of sunglasses today. One for my wife and one for my nephew. Let us know what you end up printing or if you have any other models that our readers may enjoy this holiday. Discuss in the 3D printed July 4th forum thread on 3DPB.com.