This post is sponsored through The Women Bloggers on behalf of IDo3D. All opinions and experiences shared are 100% my own.
Are you one of those people that likes to draw and doodle when you are waiting or on the phone? I am! I have always loved to draw and doodle, especially as a child. I was guilty on more than one occasion to be doodling some awesome designs while I should have been paying attention at school.
I don’t have that much down time anymore with four little ones at home, but I love it when it is time for art class and I get to work with the children to develop their creativity. Austin is my inventor, always building things out of cardboard boxes and recycled content that are awesome. Addie is my daydreamer and has an amazing imagination. Miss B loves to paint, draw and color. If she gets to touch it or do it with her hands she is ALL IN.
When we had the chance to try out the new IDO3D Pro Drawing Pen, I knew it would be a huge hit!
Drawing + Creating = Pure Genius
It is made for kiddos ages 8+, so I knew if I decided to let the youngers one try it out, they would need my help. Austin dove right in and wanted to start designing buildings, rain clouds with lightening bolts and an airplane. After a few minutes he realized it was a bit more complicated to turn his dreams into reality and not as easy as he thought. (He didn’t wait for mom to get started).
After I explained how it needed to be used, we watched several of the video clips from IDO3D. They helped a lot!
Next we worked together. We decided we would create a 3D model plane. I drew a quick outline of a plane and placed it under the clear plastic sheet provided. Then we drew the outline of the plane. When you are drawing flat on a surface, it is best to do so without the curing light on. After you are finished with you design, then turn the light on to cure.
After it was cured, we carefully peeled the plane away from the plastic sheet. We repeated again until we had two outlines.
Now we were able to connect the two drawing vertically! This is so cool! When drawing vertically, you want to use the heat light to cure and dry the ink. (We learned you want to try to be as steady as possible and not pause for too long. If you pause for too long, it causes the ink at the tip to dry and you need to stop and clean off the tip).
We drew supporting lines on the plane and then turned it upside down and used the ink to connect each supporting line to the second plane outline. This allowed us to connect both horizontal pieces into a 3D image.
Once they were cured/dried, we turned the plan upside down and drew vertically the spokes to connect the tires. The tires we made just creating round circles.
Austin was so excited at how it turned out he is keeping it on a shelf in his bedroom. The more we played with the IDO3D Pro Drawing Pen, the more comfortable we were. I would suggest just trying simple things in the beginning to get the feel of the ink first. Try drawing simple vertical lines. Then try a more wavy one. See how you can draw in sections and add onto them.
From my son’s perspective, he loved it! After we watched the videos and got the learning curve out of the way, he is so excited to try to create 3D art. For anyone who loves art, inventing or creating, I think these would make an awesome gift.
If you are thinking about purchasing an IDO3D Art set, I would highly suggest you check out their videos for tips on how to use the pen and to watch it in action! You can purchase the IDO3D sets on their website, at Michaels Stores and Amazon.