3Doodler at New York Toy Fair

The annual Toy Fair is happening right now in the Big Apple and we’re announcing a few exciting new additions to the 3Doodler family. Without further delay, here they are!

HEXBUG® Make Your Own Micro Robotics Pen Set and Activity Kit

Creativity, fun and education are key focuses of 3Doodler products, and our collaboration with HEXBUG® is a great example of this. This much-anticipated product will allow imaginations (and little critters) to run wild on four, six, or even ten legs, just like real bugs! The insect-themed DoodleMolds™ make creating HEXBUG® body and legs easy, then enjoy the fun as you watch it crawl around to explore its environment, conquer obstacles, or race your friends.

Part of the new 3Doodler Start STEM Series, this set fosters learning by allowing kids to design and experiment with different robotic structures taking physics, engineering and structural principles into account.

3Doodler Start STEM Series

This series features a range of Activity Kits that will naturally stimulate creativity and STEM thinking, such as problem solving, spatial reason, structural design and more, in a unique, fun and engaging way.

Kids can merge prehistoric with futuristic and bring their Jurassic creatures to life with the Robotic Dinosaur Activity Kit. Or make their own articulated action figures complete with ball and socket joints with the Make Your Own Figurines Activity Kit. The Science & Engineering Activity Kit further connects STEM activities with the real 3D world.

“The creation of the 3Doodler Start STEM Series marks an important next step for 3Doodler as a company.” said 3Doodler Co-Founder Daniel Cowen. “STEM and its importance to education is well documented and instrumental to the future of industries like engineering and architecture.

Watching some of our youngest users turn the 3Doodler Start into a tool for robotics and design is one of the most rewarding accomplishments we’ve had at 3Doodler to date and a critical part of evaluating and planning our long-term business strategy. Making 3D accessible to education is mission critical going forward.”

DoodleMold® Kits

Those looking to spark their artistic creativity and express their unique style will love the new DoodleMold® Kits in 2018! New kits include the Make Your Own Desserts Kit, the Make Your Own Food Keyring Kit, Make Your Own Masks Kit and the Make Your Own Eyeglasses Kit.

Creating Functional Geometric Animals with 3Doodler

Geometric patterns are becoming increasingly popular, and can be seen in modern architecture, sharp-looking fashion items, and stylish home decorations.

When used in the right way, geometric patterns can be highly flexible, visually effective and sometimes even functional! 3Doodler is a great tool for making the lines and shapes that form geometric patterns. There are tons of stencils online which you can print out and then trace over with your 3Doodler pen, to create your own geometric art in 3D! Here are some Animal Geometric ideas you can try out to make different great looking and functional items.

1. Animal Head Coasters

Why have dull coasters when you can have these cute heads to add a pop of color to your table? Pick your favourite animal stencil and Doodle the outline in one color, then fill it in with a contrasting color for a playful and eye-catching effect. These make great gifts too!

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  • Repeat and alternate the same colors to make your coasters match.

  • Make your own geometric design by placing tracing paper over a printed photo and using a ruler and pencil to create the symmetrical lines.

2. Origami Crane Tassel Earrings

These dainty origami crane earrings are so popular right now, and here’s a chance to make your own! Cranes represent peace and longevity, add a tassle to make the cranes look like they are floating gracefully as they hang from your ears.

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3. Decorative Animal Ornaments

This project is oh so simple but adds a modern touch that instantly makes your living space look much more interesting and dynamic. Doodle the outline of your favourite animals, tie a string to the top (or Doodle it with Create FLEXY Strands), then hang them to your plants, windows, or even make your own baby crib mobiles.

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Tips:
  • Use ABS Skyline Silver and a thick Create Pen Nozzle for a rustic, metallic look.

  • Use FLEXY Strands to Doodle around a roll of paper to create your own hangers.

We hope you like these super simple and stylish projects. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different geometric shapes using the same technique. You can make clouds, flowers, or even human faces. Share your project with us, we’d love to see it! #whatwillyoucreate

Happy Doodling!