Category Archives: Modelling

Halloween masks

I gotta take time more often for stuff like this. Anyway we decided this year we (me and my children) make our own halloween masks. My daughter decided to go for a witch and my son for baby Groot.

We started of with some basic masks I baught, and using tape and newspapers we shaped the rough form.

For everything to go faster I also bought some Papermache which mixed with water resulted in a perfect molding stuff. When it gets dry it isn’t too heavy and it can be sanded with sandpaper.

So this is only the first rough form. Still a lot to be done here after it dries out…

Next step was to give them a base color to cover the surface. Later on light colors will be used to give them the real form.

Last touch was painting them in the final colors. Also the leaves for Baby Groot were made with PLA using a 3d pen. We also used UV colors for both so that under UV light tey would shine like the last picture below.

3d drawing pen

With this I think I hit the jackpot. No more buying toys for my kids. They now should be able to make their own … 🙂

With all the fuss around 3d printing, 3d doodler, 3d pens, … too much 3d theese days 🙂 I really got in the mood to try something without spending a couple of hundreds. So like every other dad does, I found the excuse: buy it “for the kids” 😉

I decided to go with a 3d pen, more exactly this one. I thought about this one and maybe I should have taken this one, but no hurry, there are still a lot of events coming “for the kids” 🙂

The first tries were not so lucky. A lot of fun, but clearly some amount of handywork is needed.

But like always with the kids, with more skill comes more fun. So the next tries looked better and better.

The last was a fully functional crane with a crank used to lift objects.

With time the toys can look good enough not to end in some box and be forgotten. And while the kids have fun, the parents can chill 😉