It’s the spookiest time of the year and your 3D printer is ready to get your house decorated for Halloween!
I’ve collected the best 3D prints for Halloween for kids. These are models that are easy to print, not to scary and fun to play with!
Don’t have a 3D printer yet? Why not? There are many models that are fairly inexpensive — we picked up our Ender 3 Pro for around $200 bucks at Micro Center.
3D printers are great for introducing kids to STEM! They can pick up an introduction to 3D design with TinkerCad, a free student level CAD program. Plus, cheaper printers, like my Ender, come as a kit that you assemble — nothing better than a family build project with real tools!
This Awesome Halloween scene comes on three "cards" that you can print in any color you like. It snaps together easily and is super fun. Just remember to print at .2 layer height, or you'll mess up the tolerance. (I know, I tried to hurry it with a lower quality print and it didn't fit together.)
This Tinkerplay Skelton is a hidden gem! It's completely designed in Tinkercad, by a former Tinkercad designer. That means you can look at his original files in Tinkercad and design extras, props and mods.
I know I said these were easy, but this one is worth a little trouble.
This is a "simplified" remix of the original file you'll find floating around Thingiverse. I still needed to use a raft, but only supports on the slices. This version is also broken into more parts so you can print all the parts in any color you like -- there's no paint on this model.
I absolutely love print in place hinges, don't you. This adorable flexi skeleton prints all in one piece with no supports. He has loosely connected joints so he wiggles around. I've got mine stuck to the bottom of my computer monitor with sticky tack. (I guess that's cheating.)
This is not a free file, but $2 for a really awesome design that doesn't need supports? I'll take it!
This one takes 3 hours in low quality, but I think he's well worth the 7 hours I took to print him in Dynamic .16 layer height.
I LOVE these little ghosts. They're easy to print, print fast and they're super cute. You can print one in an hour on low quality -- no supports or rafts needed. The walls are nice and thin so when you tuck a battery tea light inside them they glow.
3D print this spooky, super melty candle for your table. It's a fairly long print -- 8 hours for the smaller one on standard quality. But the end result is no mess drippy candle that you can light with a battery tealight. The file is free at My Mini Factory, and there's a set of 3.
Why is this one special? Because I made it myself! Whew! This little pumpkin is made in Tinkercad. I'm sharing my original file so you can see how you can "carve" a pumpkin. This one is big enough to put a tea light inside...let me know if you've got a better way to make a lid!