When it comes to 3D printing, most people will exaggerate about your ‘apparently expensive’ hobby. On the other hand, your partner might be skeptical about the practical uses of having 3D printed stuff around the house. Fortunately, this article gives you awesome ideas on 3D printing projects for kids, so you and your family can find not only cool but entertaining things to do of a 3D printer!
Plus, if you’re a 3D printing lover, you can start training a new sidekick to print together. After all, hobbies are more fun with companion, from designing, printing, and assembling.
Try at least one of these projects this weekend and write us a comment of your experience!
3D printing projects for kids – #1: Jet Engine
There’s nothing better for a child than start learning a bit of engines this way; This project looks awesome and it will get your child interested in engines and aviation. The author included customized supports in the parts as it was needed, and these are actually way much better than any slicer’s default grid-like support structures.
Age Recommendation: 6+.
Download the STL Files right Here.
3D printing projects for kids – #2: Bottle rocket launch pad
This is a hot summer. So, why not trying this Bottle rocket launch pad with your kids? a simple but entertaining project for the weekend. The release mechanism uses a rotating “locking ring” where you can connect a line for remote triggering. The system only works with the nozzle attached.
Age recommendation: 6+ years old.
Download the STL Files Here.
3D printing projects for kids – #3: LF1 – Foam Dart Blaster (NERF Compatible)
What about a Nerf-like battle in the yard? Print a few of this state-of-the-art dart blaster and show your family and children 3D printing’s fun side!
Age recommendation: 9+.
You can download the STL files Here.
3D printing projects for kids – #4: PiGRRL Zero Raspberry Pi Zero Gameboy
Here’s another awesome project for children wich has the whole learing package you want for your kids: Programming , electronics and games! Plus this one is a cheap project. Turn the elusive $5 Raspberry Pi Zero into portable game console!
Ages: 11 +.
You can download the STL File right Here.
3D printing projects for kids – #5: OpenRC F1 Dual Color McLaren Edition
Start the Engine! This is a OpenRC F1 body inspired by the 2017 McLaren livery. Best part? yes, it can be Full 3D printed!
Age recommendation: 9 +.
You can Download the STL Files Here.
3D printing projects for kids – #6: Speed Boat 3 RC
Of course you need to print a RC toy for the summer, so there’s this incredible Speed boat for aquatic race. It has already 21 Mades on Thingiverse and it’s plenty of printing instructions.
Suggested age: 9+.
You download this project made by Wersy Here.
3D printing projects for kids – #7: Hermione Granger’s Wand
It’s time for a magic trick! Well, perhaps it is not a big project, and I know it is not Halloween season yet but hey! I’m sure your little ones will love 3D printing a magic wand while watching a Harry Potter’s marathon.
Age recommendation: 6+.
Download the STL Files right Here.
3D printing projects for kids – #8. Juno Rover: intro to electronics and coding
This is a great electronic project for the weekend. One of the best qualities about Juno is the fact that doesn’t need any prior experience with electronics since it counts on a step-by-step manual. Children will learn about basic wiring, Arduino, and 3D printing. It is an excellent way to introduce them to this technology, isn’t it?
Age Recommendation: 12+ and tech lovers.
Download the STL Files by clicking Here.
3D printing projects for kids – #9: Hovership 3DFLY Micro Drone
The 3DFLY is a drone Kit perfect for Makers, Beginners and Hobbyists. The frame is full 3D printable and its small size will fit on most printer beds (Minimum of 100×100 mm); Safe to fly indoors and outdoors!
Age recommendation: 12+.
You guys can download the STL Files right Here.
3D printing projects for kids – #10: EWaste 60$ 3D Printer
The EWaste perfectly describes the meaning of a very low-budget 3D Printer. Plus, it is mainly built out of recycled electronic components. The result is a small format printer for less than $100 USD!
You and your children can start making a small 3D printer in a relative short period of time.
Age Recommendation: 11+ and tech lovers.
You can see how to do this amazing mini printer on the manual right Here.