For years, kids have been given crayons, pencils and markers to create imaginative drawings on blank paper. Some objects are clearly a sturdy house or a beautiful flower. Other creations take artistic liberty, which has to be explained. As technology interweaves with art, kids are looking beyond the blank page for their artistic expression. The IDO3D brings a child’s creation into 3-dimensional life.
IDO3D is the world’s first freehand 3D drawing activity for kids. IDO3D drawing pens contain a liquid 3D printing ink that transforms from liquid to solid in just seconds. Just by drawing with the special pen, kids can create designs from their imagination or follow the guide book suggestions. The change from liquid to solid happens quickly with the help from the IDO3D UV spotlight.
For kids who like creative project or crafting, the IDO3D can make a fun gift. While the kit is recommended for ages 8 and older, the process does require some dexterity. Simple designs would be best suited for younger, inexperienced crafters/artists. The more elaborate projects, with multiple designs and connections, would benefit from an additional set of hands, especially to hold the UV light.
With any craft or art project, realistic expectations are required. While kids may think that they will create an item like a 3D printer, the IDO3D creates a more pliable result. To build confidence and understanding of the process, the guides and suggestions are the best starting point. Also, kids should have ample time and space to create. This process cannot be rush and is best for kids’ with strong attention spans.
IDO3D would be an entertaining activity over a school break, snow day or other occasion to keep the kids away from the electronics. The project based creativity can spark many discussions. Kids can agree on the best shape for a flower or disagree on their favorite colors. The fun comes not just from playing with the IDO3D but also from using their imagination.
IDO3D 5-Pen 3D art studio and other sets are available on-line and at a variety of retailers. The 5-pen set retails for approximately $24.99.