IDO3D: 3D Pens for Kids

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IDO3D pens are the perfect way to introduce kids to 3D drawing!

Art is one subject that often gets overlooked in our homeschool. We faithfully cover all the “essential” subjects–math, language arts, history, science, Bible, and such–but it’s always a challenge to fit in the “extras.”

Recently, though, we have been trying out a new art technique: 3D drawing. This unique art method is intriguing to all ages and opens up a whole new world for creative expression!

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IDO3D: 3D Pens for Kids

IDO3D pens are the perfect way to introduce kids to 3D drawing. The pens come in a variety of colors with an easy-to-squeeze barrel. A removable LED spotlight attaches to the pen to cure the ink. And yes, they really DO draw vertically!

IDO3D pens can draw vertically to create awesome 3D shapes!

The IDO3D kit that we have included four pens, a clear plastic work mat, two plastic molds to create domed shapes, and a 3D guide map (project idea booklet). The plastic mat is great for tracing shapes that can then be assembled into 3D objects–a technique I had never thought of before!

3D pens for kids from IDO3D

IDO3D 3D pens are designed for ages eight and up.  My eight-year-old, Weston, tried his hand at them but was a little unsure of himself. Collin (13) was a little more confident using the pens, and Kaylee (17)–the most artistically-minded member of the family–definitely wanted to try them out!

These 3D pens are a low-mess way to encourage kids to develop artistic skills and creativity. The polymer gel is enclosed inside the pen barrel, and projects are constructed on the plastic mat. I love that there is almost no clean-up after a 3D drawing project!

Stumped for ideas? I was, too! But no worries. IDO3D has online art classes to help you get off to a good start.

IDO3D pens are the perfect way to introduce kids to 3D drawing!

Tips for Getting Started with IDO3D 3D Pens

Here are a few things that we have learned from using the IDO3D 3D pens:

1. Be sure the LED spotlight is firmly attached before squeezing the barrel of the pen. If you have a hard time getting the spotlight attached, try twisting it a little as you push it onto the pen.

2. Begin drawing before turning on the spotlight to keep the tip from clogging. If one of the tips happens to become clogged, we found that it was very simple to remove the dried ink–similar to removing dried glue from the tip of a hot glue gun.

3. Be sure to dry the project thoroughly. At first glance it may seem that the gel would harden when exposed to air, but it actually requires UV light in order to cure. We found that larger areas were cured quickly and easily by setting them in direct sunlight for a few minutes.

4. Remember that practice makes perfect! Like any other art technique, 3D drawing requires practice and patience in order to develop skills. After all, no one expects to be able to paint or sculpt perfectly the first time they try, right?

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Save Money on Diapers at Sam’s Club

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I’ve heard the words “terrible twos” used countless times. And I couldn’t disagree with the term more.

Sure, I understand that two-year-olds can be determined, unreasonable, whiny, and emotional. They get tired and cranky. They demand attention at the most inopportune times.

But two-year-olds are also bright and creative. They are learning and growing–and they are amazingly fun, too!

My two-year-old, Kiera, is a true joy to our family. She is incredibly conversational and sometimes says the most amusing things! She loves all kinds of outdoor activities: swinging, climbing, jumping on the trampoline, and so much more.

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We encourage regular active play–whether indoor or outdoor–as a way to develop motor skills and to stay healthy and fit. Kiera loves the local playground!

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So far Kiera is comfortable with climbing the slide and sliding down by herself. I love that the park has slides that she can use safely without help–just the way she likes it.

I’m also glad to have diapers that move and stretch with all of her activity. Earlier this week I purchased a box of Huggies Little Movers diapers at Sam’s Club. Kiera got to go along, and she even got to buy a bag of her favorite candy!

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I love buying necessities in bulk at Sam’s Club. Sure, I know M&Ms aren’t a necessity, but the diapers definitely were!

Huggies Little Movers diapers are an excellent choice for active toddlers. The SnugFit waistband really does help keep the diaper where it is supposed to be. The DryTouch liner absorbs immediately and helps to prevent surprise leaks that could ruin a fun outing.

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Available in sizes 3, 4, 5, and 6, Huggies Little Movers diapers have a contoured shape that moves with your active toddler. They also have double grip strips to keep the diaper in place no matter how much your child stretches or climbs.

From now until July 17, 2016, you can save $3.00 on Huggies Little Movers diapers at Sam’s Club! Savings will be automatically deducted at checkout. You can also order online and have the diapers shipped for free!

In addition, Sam’s Club is holding a sweepstakes for a $500 gift card. All you have to do is submit a photo of YOUR little mover!

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Take time today to enjoy your special little ones–they are truly blessings from God!

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