We recently bought and setup our first 3D printer. It was a huge hit, the kids loved it.
We excitedly went to thingiverse.com to download our first project. We chose a cat (because my girls love cats).
It was very exciting to the girls for the first 15 minutes but then they lost interest in watching the printed melt the plastic and move it around as it printed. I wish that I’d found a few projects that printed in under 10 minutes for their first 3D printing experience.
3D Printing for Kids in Under 30 Minutes
- Crocs Charms – Even if you don’t have Crocs this is a great first 3D printing experience for kids because they print out really fast.
- A Whistle – This is cool because it makes a noise so the child gets to experience 3D printing by sight, sound and taste (but wash first). Make sure to choose the whistle named pfeife-30-10 because it prints in the least amount of time (about 20 minutes).