Play is important in the development of children. Play allows them to experience the world, practice new skills, and internalize new ideas.
Most people think that buying expensive toys for their children equates to quality learning, but this is incorrect. It turns out toy appropriation matters: toys that are sensitive to a child’s age, development and interests are still the best.
With that said, why not personalize them to ensure that your child has the time of his or her life while learning? To assist you, we’ve compiled a list of 30 3D printed toy ideas for you to choose from.
Fun should start with you.
3D printing is an excellent hobby for the entire family to enjoy. Sure, adult supervision is required, but so is teaching your child.
To get started, you don’t need to know how to design 3D prints to start making toys and gadgets. Here are some ideas you can use to start your project:
You know what’s the best thing about 3D printing? It’s the possibility of creating incredible 3D printed toy cars from scratch for your kids.
And if you really want to be named the coolest dad on the block, you should give it a try.
Cars are good to pique the interest of your kid at an early age. 3D printed toy cars are also a great way to teach your child about force and motion.
3D model repositories are loaded with chess models, with boards and sets in countless variations. Although it is often ignored, 3D printed chess brings a lot of benefits to you and your child. Here are some of them:
If you’re looking for an intellectually stimulating toy for your child, a puzzle is always a good choice.
So why not 3D print this one-of-a-kind puzzle for your kids to put their skills to the test?
You can, on the other hand, create your own unique puzzle patterns and 3D print them for personal use.
The marble machine will be cherished as a toy by children who have an engineering mindset. This 3D printed marble machine is made entirely of plastic and works perfectly, providing your child with plenty of resources to play with.
Let your kid’s imagination run wild as you present the screwless cube gear as a gift to him or her.
3D Printed Screwless Cube Gears can help your child develop their critical thinking and problem solving skills. All you need to do is just sit back and relax.
3D skeleton is something that mirrors the actual skeleton of humans.
What makes this toy unique is that kids can dismantle all the bones and snap them back together making it a great way to learn about human anatomy.
The math spinners are often considered as a modern-day Abacus that may be used to teach children how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide. It’s a fantastic approach to teach math while still having fun.
Trains are a huge passion to some people! You can also cultivate your child’s passion with trains using 3D printing. Today, it is easy to duplicate models that are similar to real machines.
There are other easier models to construct, as well. In other words, a variety of wagons, trains, tracks, and other items that you may print at home with your 3D printer.
3D printed trains also help children train dynamic characteristics and forces acting in the elements of cars and a locomotive.
It’s difficult to keep things exciting during a pandemic. However, you can at least keep yourself entertained by playing a fun indoor game. You can request different sizes and designs of Jenga blocks from your 3D printing partner based on your personality or to make things more challenging.
It helps children as well with their coordination and strategy making skills.
Learning to play an instrument, such as the piano or guitar, is fantastic, but they are notoriously difficult to master.
Most people crave rapid gratification and are willing to try new things. Printing or purchasing a 3D printed toy instrument, on the other hand, is simple – and sometimes far more enjoyable with its different variation.
There are a lot of interesting 3D printed instruments out at the 3D printing marketplaces. But one of the most fun of them all is an Ocarina.
For starters, you can design your kid’s Ocarina like in one of those Zelda games. A resemblance to the classic NES-Games “Ocarina of Time” is not just fun to look at, it adds value to the instrument.
LEGOs. Who doesn’t remember having fun with LEGOs as a kid? This upgraded set of construction bricks is a truly amazing creation. It can clearly provide an endless source of entertainment for both children and adults.
One disadvantage of these toys is the scarcity of certain types of bricks when constructing structures.
But no worries, you can start and print your own logo brick with the help of 3D printing!
The best toys are sometimes the ones that have been around for a long time. This 3D printed whirligig will keep your kids occupied as they try to spin it faster and faster, just like children in ancient times did.
This toy isn’t hard to print since its design is simplistic and requires no support.
As a bonus, you can tell your children that variations of this toy have even been used to separate blood using centrifugal motion.
Not everything should be educational, sometimes it just needs to be fun.
It can be difficult to 3D print figurines. These 2D figurines, on the other hand, can turn regular playtime into super playtime if your little Avenger has an active imagination.
These are all straightforward prints that don’t require support and can be printed in standard PLA in various colors if you like.
This 3D printable periodic table is a great tool to help older children learn about lanthanides and actinides if they’re starting to learn about chemistry.
We recommend printing the table with each color representing a different type of element. The color coding helps children remember which elements are radioactive and which are rare earth metals, as well as the table’s overall structure.
No supports are needed owing to the simple 2-dimensional design of the table.
Amidst the pandemic, board games are the go-to of adults to keep their children at home. But since kids under 5 years old have a very short attention span, it is imperative to keep them focused.
That is why we suggest printing their favorite characters as 3D printed board game pieces.
A good board game collection is essential for any host, but with so many mass-produced store-bought sets in every home, it’s difficult to imagine a game as truly yours.
Speaking of, why not make your own dice? 3D printed dice models are simple to make and customize in any color or size to throw a little more of yourself into your favorite game.
Action figures are a great way to express creativity and humor, and they come in a variety of poses that make for great tabletop displays or artistic inspiration.
3D models for action figures can be found as blank figures for customization, articulated robots, and even superheroes like Wolverine. You can even find turtles with moving flippers and a fully poseable hand that can be moved into any gesture.
3D printed toy puppets are another option for something more creative than statuettes, action figures and minifigures.
From collapsible animal statuettes to finger puppets and fully jointed marionettes, there’s something for everyone.
For fun indoor activities or creative storytelling methods, these figures can be painted and shaped into any design or character, original or not.
There is no age limit to learn about finance.
3D printed toys aren’t just for decorative knick knacks or playthings. There’s no better solution than a 3D printed piggy bank for a child learning about saving or an adult sick of loose change cluttering up their home.
Challenge your child’s ability to solve complex puzzles with a 3D printed puzzle maze!
Not only that this does not require a simple design, it is also a cost-effective way to distract your child for some time.
For toddlers, it is important to get them a toy that they will be able to identify and relate to. And there are no other toys such as animal toys that can combine both cuteness and fun.
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