Should I draw? Should I sculpt? Why not do both? The kids were excited when I was offered a IDO3D pen for us to play with and write about our experience. 3D pens allow you to take your drawing off the page…literally. What a great craft activity for kids. And adults.
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Unveiling the IDO3D Pen
I made the mistake of telling my youngest that the IDO3D pen was on its way. That meant every day, he raced to get the mail first so he could open any boxes. Finally, the day arrived. Jeremiah quickly tore open the box and was ready to create. I, of course being the cautious one, grabbed everything from him and insisted that I read every tiny word of instruction first. (Yeah, I’m that kind of mom.) Lucky for my impatient son, there wasn’t much to do to get started with the fun.
I unpacked the three pens, the LED light attachment, drawing tips, drawing sheet and the two non-stick forms. There’s even a sheet with some drawing directions.
Using the IDO3D Pen
This set comes with red, yellow and green 3D pens. Even though there are three different pens, only one person can use them at a time because you will need the LED light attachment. (I’m sharing that as a warning in case you have multiple crafty kids like me.) To get started, all you have to do is unscrew the lid off the pen you want to use and screw on the color coordinating tip. Then insert three batteries into the light attachment and snap that onto the pen. (Younger children might need help with that part.) Using either the flat drawing surface or one of the forms provided, a dome or the egg, start the flow of the “ink” by gently squeezing the pen. It helps to build a base first and then turn on the light to “cure” it. Work slowly and use consistent pressure. With the light, you can even draw vertically and the ink will harden as you draw. This means you are only limited by your imagination to what you want to create! Remember that 3D drawing is just another form of creating art. This means that you should be patient as you progress through the learning curve of using this medium. If you need more assistance or inspiration, check out the free art classes that are available.
When you are finished, remove the attachment and twist the tip to close it. That’s it. Now, it’s ready for the next time you want to use it. The ink can get sticky but everything washes well with warm soap and water or just keep some baby wipes handy.
What I Like Most about IDO3D Pens
- Provides unlimited imaginative play
- STEM activity
- Comes with drawing sheet and two forms
- Refills are easy to reorder
Want to see how fun this can be?
IDO3D is hosting a giveaway where three lucky people can win a 3 pen set.