3Doodler Start Essential Pen Set {Review}

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From the creators of the world’s first and the best 3D pen comes the 3Doodler Start Essential Pen Set, an award-winning product that allows kids to bring their ideas to life in 3D. Brand new from Trends UK the 3Doodler Start Essential Pen Set comes with everything you need to get started on your creative journey.

The 3Doodler is compact and easy to use, the pen works by extruding heated plastic that cools almost instantly into a solid, stable structure. The 3D printing pen and creations are not hot to touch and uses biodegradable Eco-Plastic making it totally safe for kids to use.

3Doodler Start Essential Pen Set Review

Daisy loves being creative so she was very excited when the 3Doodler Start Essential Pen Set arrived for her to review. She couldn’t wait to get working on some designs.

The 3Doodler Start Essentials Pen Set is suitable for ages 6-13 years old and comes with a 3Doodler Start Pen with a USB cable, 48 3Doodler Start Plastic Strand and an activity guide containing stencils and tutorials to get you started.

After looking through the booklet Daisy decided she wanted to make a butterfly using the template. Once charged the pen is really easy to use, you simply switch it on and wait for the red light to turn green, this indicates that the pen is heated and ready to use. Next, you insert your colour choice of the plastic strand into the back of the pen until it clicks into place, simply click the orange button to start and stop the pen or double click to reverse.

The templates in the book are really easy to use as you can simply doodle straight onto a flat surface, the plastic cools almost immediately and lifts off the template with ease. You can also mold and reshape the plastic using your fingers and join shapes together using the pen.

Daisy was delighted with her creation, she found the pen so easy to use but did need some help inserting the plastic strands. I really like that you don’t need any special artistic skills to use the pen, it has been designed with all levels of ability in mind. You do need a good level of patience though as it does take time to create one of the stencils designs.

Another great thing about the 3Doodler is that you can freestyle with it too, Daisy had fun practicing writing her name and creating shapes and patterns.

With Halloween just around the corner, she wanted to make something spooky so daddy drew a template of a ghost for her to doodle which she then filled in herself.

There are lots more detailed 3D models to make using the pen which I think would be great for older kids but Daisy was more than happy with her simple designs. I think she enjoyed freestyling more than actually creating a specific design which is great as she was still having fun and learning at the same time.

What We Loved About The 3Doodler Start Essential Pen Set

  • How easy and compact the 3Doodler pen is to use
  • The handy stencils included in the activity guide
  • That the plastic cools instantly and is not hot to touch at all
  • How easily the plastic molds together
  • That you can use the pen to create freestyle designs
  • The plastic strands are eco-friendly

Where You Can Buy The 3Doodler Start Essential Pen Set

The 3Doodler Start Essential Pen Set and other accessories in the range are available to buy from:

Smyths Toys 



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