It’s not always easy shopping for a teen. But if your teen has even the smallest creative streak in her (or him!) here’s a gift idea that will challenge and encourage that trait to grow some more.
The perfect gift for your creative teen
What would you say if I told you the gift is as simple as a pen?
Not just any pen though, it’s a 3D pen…
the AtmosFlare 3D pen.The set comes with a pen, two ink cartridges, 4 nozzle tips and a battery.
Armed with an idea in mind and the pen in hand, the possibilities are endless!
There are a few things to keep in mind to shorten your learning curve:
1. Work on a hard surface and cover the area you’re working on with parchment paper. This will reduce clean up.2. Have a tissue nearby to clean hardened ink blobs around the nozzle, while working, and always remember a toothpick will clean out a clogged nozzle.
3. When making bowls or holders, use a base shape as a mold to make things so much easier.
To make a small coin holder to place loose change in, I began working around the kids’ play plant pot as a mold.
4. When you start off, build your creation, step-wise. Don’t use the curing light while pressing out the ink to form the creation. Switch the light on after to allow it to cure slowly. Once you get the hang of working quickly, use the light while pressing out the ink.
Now practice makes perfect so don’t get discouraged if your creations don’t turn out the way you want it to be. With patience, over time, you see an improvement with each creation.
My creations are proof of that.
If you have younger children who would love to give this a try, get them the IDo3D Vertical Three Pen Set.
As with the AtmosFlare 3D Pen Set, the more your child practices with the pen, the better he will get at creating steady creations. Within an hour my 6 year old made an adorable turtle and a colorful beetle independently.
Refills for both sets are not expensive. I would definitely recommend getting a set of refills to go with your gift because the kids will go through the first set of cartridges soon.
Wouldn’t you agree this makes a great childhood unplugged/ teenage tech-free gift idea for your creative child?