3d printing for kids

Let Kids Design With Toybox’s 3D Printer

Image via Toybox Labs Toybox is a 3D printer that allows you and your kids to print toys. It’s an easy-to-use printer with a user-friendly interface that has a wide…

3D Printing News Briefs: December 19, 2017

It’s getting closer to the end of December, which means the official start of winter is almost here. The days are getting colder, so why not warm your heart with…

PieceMaker Announces Re-Launch as B2B 3D Printing Solutions and Product Customization Provider

Pittsburgh-based startup PieceMaker, founded in 2013 by two Carnegie Mellon University graduate students and offering both retail and consumer 3D printing, first got its start in the wonderful world of toys….

Want to Get Kids to Eat Their Vegetables? 3D Print Them a Mushroom Octopus

Getting kids to eat healthy foods like fruit and vegetables – especially vegetables – is a task that parents have struggled with for ages. Some parents have had to get…

Children of Airwolf 3D Employees Design Limited Edition 3D Printed Fidget Spinners to Raise ADHD Awareness

These days, you can often find 3D printing technology used in the classroom and surrounding community. Usually the technology is utilized for a lesson, or a specific project or class. But…

Best CAD Software for Kid Creators

It’s always a struggle around birthdays and holidays to figure out what the kids should give friends and family. Generally, we resort to handmade items; I have a couple of…

10-Year-Old Business Owner Does a Lot of Good With Self-Built 3D Printer

There’s no doubt about it, kids these days really seem to enjoy 3D printing. Lots of new 3D printers on the market are kid-friendly and pretty easy to use, like…

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The Little Designer: Interactive Book Teaches Kids About 3D Design and 3D Printing

Just about everyone involved in the 3D printing industry, as well as in the educational field, agrees that 3D printing is an incredibly important skill for children to learn from…

Ten-Year-Old Girls Build 3D Printer from Scratch, Winning Science Fair

Building a 3D printer is something that many adults can’t imagine doing – especially without a kit. For 10-year-olds Andi Shievitz and Mallory Moser, however, it was a welcome challenge…

Moose Toys Introduces the Qixel 3D Maker, a $25 3D Printer for Kids

Everyone seems to agree that it’s important for children to start learning about 3D printing as early as possible. Thanks to educational outreach programs, grants and donations from several 3D…

Twelve-Year-Old Entrepreneur Launches His Own 3D Printing Business

We write a lot here at 3DPrint.com about young entrepreneurs, but twelve-year-old Rowan Pritchard may be the youngest businessman we’ve ever encountered in the 3D printing world. The California boy…

The Chil-Dish Project: Kids Get to Be Both 3D Designers and Chefs

Need a surefire way to get kids interested in something? Make sure food is involved. There are few things that get children more excited than food – talking about it,…

High School Students Learn About 3D Printing While Helping Hospitalized Children Learn New Skills

In western Long Island, New York, off the shores of Little Neck Bay, is St. Mary’s Hospital for Children. It’s a place of healing, comfort and rehabilitation for children with…

How 3D Printing Becomes Normal and Ordinary

I thought I’d start this article with a quote from one of my absolute favorite science fiction writers ever (Kurt Vonnegut is a very close second!) “I’ve come up with…

Kids! Enter the Star Trek Replicator Challenge and 3D Design Food-Related Objects for Space in 2050!

The love of the science fiction genre can be lifelong, with many fans beginning their avowed obsessions as early as preschool and elementary school. This obsession is not only harmless,…

Pre-Order 3Doodler Start Now: 3D Printing Pen Designed for Younger Kids, Safe & Simple to Operate

The 3Doodler is one of the most fascinating 3D printing tools, in my eyes, as it is so portable, affordable, and allows you to draw in the air. As I’ve…

Come on Everybody, Let’s Go! Select Toy Stores Offering On-Site 3D Printing of Nickelodeon Characters via PieceMaker

Let’s speak the truth when it comes to ordering items–especially toys–with our darling little miracles in tow. We all try to preach patience (and maintain a little of our own as…

New eBook Series on 3D Printing for Kids with FreeCAD

It is becoming increasingly common to integrate 3D printing into education earlier and earlier. While we’re not quite at the stage where we have lamaze/3D print workshops for expectant parents,…

Was Consumer 3D Printing a Fad or Were People Just Expecting Too Much? Hint: It’s Option Two

A recent editorial on Straits Times was lamenting the fact that, according to one person, last Christmas’ 3D printers are now gathering dust. And considering the hard sell that 3D…

3D Printing for the Whole Family with Parent/Child Workshops & Tutorials from 3D Roundhouse

Technology has often been seen as a barrier to parent-child interaction with the imagined scenario of a child glued to a tablet or a parent unable to put down their…

Planes, Cranes & Automobiles: Maker Studio Construction Sets Inspire & Teach Budding 3D Printing Enthusiasts

For all the kids and families who love hearty mac-n-cheese or sharing popcorn at a movie, now communing around the dinner table or finishing a snack, and then heading to…

#ToyLikeMe Campaign Drives the Creation of Dolls with Disabilities Line of Makies Dolls

Almost a year ago, I wrote a story for 3Dprint.com about The Makies a line of 3D printed, personalizable dolls. The dolls, which were first introduced in 2012, captured the…

PieceMaker Unveils Next Generation Toy 3D Printing Kiosks

The toy industry may be about to see a major shift, as 3D printing begins inching its way into the manufacturing process. With a promise of customization, and the ability…