I Do 3D Pens Review: Do They Work?
• Priced below many other 3D pens
• Well-suited for older kids with patience
• Many similar competing products
• Results in ads may be difficult to achieve
• Requires patience
• Can be messy
I Do 3D Pens is a product that is fun, but not perfect. It requires patience and a certain level of skill. Improperly curing can lead to a sticky mess that parents will not enjoy cleaning up. For those who use it properly, it's a great crafting project.
I Do 3D Pens
I Do 3D Pens are pens that can be used to create 3D drawings and projects.
Claims & Features
- Create 3D projects
- Variety of 3D instructions available
Cost & Availability
You can find I Do 3D Pens at retailers such as Walmart, Target, Toys R Us, and Michaels. There are different sizes, which start around $20.
I Do 3D Pens Commercial
The TV commercial below has been airing as of this writing.
I Do 3D Pens Reviews
I Do 3D Pens brings 3D pen technology into the world of children’s toys. In the set you’ll receive several pens, a plastic sheet on which your creation will be made, a curing light, and a guide. To make your creation, you “draw” onto your plastic sheet, then dry it with the light. Once it is dry, it can be peeled off and added to other items created using the same process. These can be combined to make elaborate 3D works of art.
A “dog house” for example is created by drawing each side of the structure. Each of these is dried and peeled off, which are then combined together to form a cube.
Although 3D pens are not new, I Do 3D Pens presents the technology in an easy-to-understand package that is well-suited to older kids. We’re not sure that younger kids will have sufficient skill or patience to get the most out of this product. Curing, for example, can take a minute or two to perform. If it is taking longer than that, be sure to hold the light only a half inch away from the material, and have fresh batteries – which, by the way, are not included. If materials aren’t cured properly, the project can become a mess rather quickly.
Although there may be some dexterity and patience required to create the masterpieces shown in the advertising, kids will find that even rudimentary skills are sufficient to have fun with this craft toy. Some younger kids may find the skill required to be too frustrating.
At around $20-$25, the price is certainly palatable enough, especially in comparison to similar pens geared toward adults.
There are a number of competing products which are typically higher end, and thus more expensive. A perusal of options at Amazon yields quite a few 3D pens of varying quality. 3D Magic 3D Maker is another competing product which has been advertising in recent months.
I Do 3D Pens is a product that is fun, but not perfect. It requires patience and a certain level of skill. Improperly curing can lead to a sticky mess that parents will not enjoy cleaning up. For those who use it properly, it’s a great crafting project.
If you’ve used I Do 3D Pens, please give it a star rating and comment below.
Complete Con !!
1. I bought a 4pen pack for 30£ yesterday for presents to my children.
There was an Red, Yellow and 2 Greens – Not a good start there
2. My child started with a butterfly, the drying torch took about 4hrs to dry 10% of the gel. She gave up and went to bed in disgust.
3. There is no 3D as claimed or shown in commercials, thats a complete con.
4. Very Messy – What cannot dry cannot be handled, the gel pens are not designed properly, my child squeezed the pen while the top was fastened, only for the pen to leak from all sides. What a joke.
This is one epic failure of a christmas present, or any other day for that matter .
5. For the price, its a disaster. No one should be paying for this mess.
DO NOT EVEN TRY !!
Totally agree with the last comment. So disgusted with this product I went looking to see if others had experienced same. I also going to try to get my money back.
If you’re looking for a cheap and nasty product that gets chemicals all over your kids hands then this is the product for you. T
his product is absolute rubbish, and my 8yr old is so disappointed that it is nothing at all like the tv ad shows. If I could return it to the shop, I would.
The paint tubes are hard for small kids to squeeze, it smells really ‘chemically’, gets all over kids (and adults) fingers because it doesn’t dry properly, and is hard to get off your fingers. The drying torch only dries the surface, then it’s still wet underneath when trying to peel it off the plastic sheet. Even getting the surface dry takes forever, the UV torch is so weak.
Exactly what the previous commenters said. Product doesn’t dry properly even if you shine torch for hours and leave sitting around for days. It then gets all over the kids hands when they try to peel it off the plastic sheet, and this stuff just doesn’t come off hands or even the plastic sheet that it’s supposed to peel off of.
The pens contain some sort of toxic chemical and give off chemical fumes while the kids are trying to make the pictures.
This was a present for my son and he was so upset it doesn’t work. I’ve now thrown it in the bin. Worst present ever, should have read the reviews before buying.