We had the chance to visit the Innovation Hub in North Little Rock over the summer. My stepdaughter K’s favorite technology happened to be the 3D printers and pens. Okay, I think we all loved those! So when the Women Bloggers gave us the opportunity to try the new AtmosFlare 3D Pen, complimentary, and let you all know what we think about it, we were tickled!
If you were to look around K’s bedroom one thing you’d immediately be able to tell about her: She loves art and she’s creative. I truly believe it is important to foster these qualities in children. Between the very well planned paint and décor on the walls, her art easel, colored pencils, marker kits and drawings, she is always inventing and designing. Naturally, she was all about trying out a 3D pen!
3D Technology is a Reality for everyone
Drawing in mid-air used to be something you’d only see in cartoons. As technology evolved 3D printers costing thousands of dollars would pop up on television programs. Now it’s something you and your kiddos can do at home – affordably. When I received the AtmosFlare 3D pen I couldn’t wait for K to come over to give it a try. She’s almost eleven now (how did that happen?) and while the AtmosFlare is recommended for ages 14 and up, K has that air of old soul about her. She’s very methodical and detail-oriented.While it’ll take some practice til perfect, it was fun times. Even K’s big sister got in on the fun!
I do recommend watching the handy videos they have at the AtmosFlare 3D pen website. It will help to orient you with how to work the pen.
Here’s what you’ll receive if you order on Amazon or what you should look for at Toys R Us, Best Buy or Walmart:
Of course it’s what is on the inside that really counts. We do think it would be cool if they included more colors. You can buy green (my personal favorite color) and hopefully they’ll come up with other options in the future.
You’ll want to use a craft mat to keep the ink off of surfaces. We used an old plastic cutting board I had buried in a kitchen drawer (insert a laugh here). You can draw flat then use the handy dandy little light to cure the ink or draw straight up into the air -too cool for school- with the light on.
With only 12 more weekends until the holidays (I KNOW!) this makes a great gift. Actually, for only $29.76 it makes a REALLY GREAT gift. A quick reminder you can purchase the AtmosFlare 3D pen on Amazon. It’s available atWalmart, Toys R Us and Best Buy, too. Be sure to check out the hashtags #3DPen and #FunWith3D on Twitter and Facebookto see what others are up to.
Definitely come back and share your masterpieces. K and I would love to see them. Happy creating, everyone!