Do you have a budding artist in your house? My 13-year-old daughter would be content to draw all day if she could. Our sponsor sent us an AtmosFlare 3D pen set to try and my daughter had so much fun! Your young artists will love discovering 3D art too.
Drawing in mid-air was a fun challenge for Emma, but she was up to the task. Plus, it gave her and my husband a chance to create together. While I love making crafts, my drawing skills aren’t great. My husband, however, is a pretty good art teacher, so this project was great for some father-daughter time.
The pen offers a couple ways to create, so she started by drawing a picture on a flat surface. We quickly learned that it is best to create on a piece of plastic so that the art can easily be removed. We used a laminating pouch, but you could also use a plastic cutting board or something similar. The pen uses a tiny bit of focused heat, so you won’t want your surface to easily melt.
Without the light on, you can draw flat pictures and turn the light on afterward to cure (harden) the plastic.
To draw 3D pictures, turn the light on and start drawing!
It took a bit of practice, but the whole process was so much fun. She tried drawing a flower, a birdcage, and we even tried making some 3D shapes.
Plus, a cute little stick figure!
The pen is recommended for 13 and up. I think the recommendation fits because you have to squeeze the ink pouch while drawing and that does take some concentration. I’m not sure that smaller hands would be able to do it.