It’s time to get doodling!
Kid-focused 3D printer manufacturer 3Doodler has unveiled its newest product: 3D Build & Play is designed for kids as young as 4 years od to build 3D projects. The new craft kit introduces 3D printing to preschoolers by promoting 3D thinking, cognitive development, and hands-on learning, this time through a specially written story.
Kids will follow along with the story and pop-up backgrounds as they use included molds to create their own 3D jungle characters based on characters Jim the Giraffe, Elle the Elephant, Pete the Parrot, and Leo the Lion.
“3D Build & Play brings the creative fun of our Start pen without the learning curve for the youngest users,” said 3Doodler CEO Daniel Cowen in a statement. “The system we have developed, that lets kids crank and create in 3D, is a major benefit for parents looking to improve their children’s basic motor skills. The included molds make it easy to create 3D objects by simply filling and popping them out. There’s nothing on the market today that makes 3D creation this simple or fast for young creators.”
The device uses BPA-free and non-toxic, biodegradable plastic at a low and safe temperature of 110 degrees.