Most 3D printers will run you at least a few hundred dollars, the Play-Doh 3D Printer will not. At $49.99, it requires 2C batteries and an iPad to get going. Once the iPad is plugged in, launch the free app – iPlay-Doh 3D – to quickly design a variety of objects to send to your Play-Doh 3D Printer. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

There are two different cranks on the Play-Doh 3D Printer: one to drip the Play-Doh down onto the conveyor belt and one to move the conveyor belt back and forth (to make sure the Play-Doh gets in just the right place). Sure, the overall product isn’t as sturdy as an expensive 3D printed object, but it will air-harden and can be painted just like one. With the Play-Doh 3D Printer, you’ll learn basic CAD skills, bow hunting skills (just kidding), and 3D printing skills.