Thanks to 3Doodler for sponsoring today’s post. All opinions expressed are my own.
Friends, for several months now, I’ve been wanting to get my hands on a 3D Pen to see what kinds of fun things the boys and I could create. I finally got the opportunity to try out the 3Doodler Create+ and I can’t wait to show you my first project with it, Fall Cupcake Toppers!
Paper or Cardstock
Step 1: Sketch the word or shape you want to draw.
You can use “regular” paper, but I prefer something a little heavier like card stock or Bristol Board.
Step 2: Use the 3Doodler Create+ Pen to trace your sketch.
Here’s how to use the pen. First, you’ll want to plug it in to charge, according to the instructions in the manual. When it’s ready, move the power switch from “off” to the setting indicated on the plastic you’re using. Some will be labeled PLA, and others will be ABS. Wait for the pen to heat to the desired temperature. You’ll know it’s ready to use when the light changes from red to green/blue. Load whatever color plastic filament stick you want, then click the “fast” button once to start. As plastic starts coming out, touch it to the paper so it adheres. Then, move along tracing your word or shape. Press the tip of the pen to the paper again when you are finished and click the “fast” button again to stop the flow of plastic. Peel the shape off the paper and you’re ready to go! Watch as I write the word “boo”…
For shapes like the pumpkins, I just traced the outline first, then filled in a series of lines to give a more solid appearance.
Once your picks are finished, you’re ready to insert them into your favorite cupcakes! If you prefer, you can always forego the pick and just place the shape itself on top of the frosting. There’s no wrong way to do it!
Like with any other crafting tool, there’s a bit of a learning curve as you learn to make it do what you want, but I found that with very little practice and zero previous experience, I was still able to create something I like. I’m pretty proud of my little pumpkins!
I can’t wait to play around with this some more and show you what other fun 3D projects I come up with. If you give this a try, I’d love to see what you create! Please share your latest projects with us over on the Amy Latta & Friends Facebook Group. See you there!
Don’t forget, if you like it, then you should put a Pin on it!