Beach Day for Doodle Nerds

Is there a better summer activity than heading to the beach? Even the thought of the sand beneath your toes and the smell of salt in the air can transport you back to your last family vacation seaside.

Since it is prime beach weather the 3Doodler team thought we would pull together a beach day checklist and suggest some fun outdoor activities for your next trip seaside. We also have a fun hands-on Doodle activity to get you and your kids excited about your next family trip!

Before you head to the beach, make sure you have the following basics.

Checklist:

  • Bathing suit
  • Sunscreen
  • Beach towel
  • Picnic food
  • Bottled water
  • Beach umbrella or something that’ll create some shade
  • Buckets and shovels
  • A ball or frisbee or kite

Now that you have your essentials packed, let’s explore what you can do at the beach. No matter your interests, the beach has you covered.

Playing in the water

Usually, beaches have a body of water associated with them. It’s always fun to swim in the water and splash in the waves. If you are looking for some more excitement you could teach your kids to body surf!

Hanging on the beach

If you want to stay on land there are lots of options as well. Test your engineering skills and build an epic sandcastle.

 

This is a great activity that brings out everyone’s inner creativity and gets your crew to work together to build something epic. While planning out your sandcastle creations, check out this tutorial on how to make beach themes sand molds. This would be a fun and unique way to decorate your sandcastles.

If you brought something to toss around like a ball or frisbee that is always a fun activity. If it’s windy you could even learn to use a kite and fly around the skies.

Hunt for beach life

One of our favorite activities is hunting for beach critters. If you look closely you can find crabs, little fish, burrowing water bugs, and sea birds. If your beach has title pools then you’ll have a good chance to see Sea Anemones, Starfish, Limpets, Hermit crabs, and Sea Urchins.

Before we send you on your way, we wanted to share with you a topical tutorial. In this step-by-step guide, we include a few stencils of some of our favorite sea creatures. This is a fun project that’ll bring focus to some of the fun and crazy animals that inhabit the beach and the surrounding oceans.

If you make a cool castle with 3Doodler sand molds or if you Doodle some sea creatures before finding their real-life replicas oceanside, we want you to share what you came up with by tagging @3Doodler #3Doodler #WhatWillYouCreate!

One small Doodle to represent one giant leap for mankind

On July 20, 1969, the world stood still as two astronauts did what no human being had ever done before, walk on the Moon. 52 years later we still remember this day and celebrate it as “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

Why and how did we end up on the Moon?

After the Russians launched the first artificial satellite, Sputnik 1, in 1957 the space race was on. Four short years later on April 12, 1961, the Soviet cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin, became the first human to travel into space, followed by American astronaut Alan Shepard one month later.

Following this accomplishment, President John F. Kennedy challenged NASA to send a person to the Moon in less than 10 years. On July 16, 1969, the spacecraft Apollo 11 was ready to do just that, sending three American astronauts: Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins to the Moon.

After the spacecraft launched the astronauts spent four days floating through space. When they finally approached the Moon’s surface the team split and Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin headed towards the Moon’s surface while Michael Collins remained in orbit above them. After a risky landing Armstrong and Aldrin were on the Moon and became the first human beings to step foot on anything outside of Earth.

After collecting samples and exploring the surface of the Moon, Armstrong and Aldrin reconnected with Collins and headed back to earth, returning safely on July 24, 1969. Over the next several years, 10 astronauts would follow in Armstrong and Aldrin’s footsteps. The last mission to the moon was in 1972.

There is so much left for us to explore!

We are living in an exciting time! We have satellites out in the deepest parts of space and robots rolling on mars. Now is the time to explore your interest in space, science, or engineering. The world will need the next generation of scientists and engineers to help get our future selves where we need to go in space.

Whether you are learning about the moon or learning about Mars, we have a fun hands-on activity that’ll keep you tuned into your surroundings. Start by downloading this FREE out-of-this-world spaceship stencil and then follow along with our step-by-step tutorial that walks you through how to build it. This way, even from the comfort of your own home, you can join us in celebrating the great space race and all the advances in science it has given us.

If you’re interested in building your own DIY spaceship out of cardboard, check out this video. You can even add finishing touches and details with your 3Doodler 3D pen to make it a complete work of art.

Don’t forget to share all your interplanetary Doodling fun with @3Doodler #3Doodler #WhatWillYouCreate.

3Doodler Start+ puts kids’ creativity in the driver’s seat

Do you ever wish you could take your kids’ wacky, creative ideas and turn them into reality? If only there was a tool safe enough for kids ages 6-13 years old, that could transform a 2D drawing into a 3D work of art?

Look no further than the 3Doodler Start+ Essentials 3D pen set, which takes the power and possibilities of a 3D printer and combines that with the ease and usability of a pen or pencil. Unlike a traditional 3D printer, the 3Doodlers Start+ eliminates any steep learning curve for kids and parents! With an all-new activity guide featuring 10 projects, kids will experience success with the 3Doodler Start+ – right out of the box.

Available today via The3Doodler.com, and coming soon to retailers including Amazon, Target, and xx, the wireless 3Doodler Start+ 3D pen is easier than ever to use, and charges in half the time as its predecessor.  It’s slimmer, more ergonomic shape is easier for small hands to maneuver while Doodling.

Why Choose the Start+?

 

Creative Confidence: All learners thrive when they see their ideas come to life. The 3Doodler Start+ 3D pen combines aspects of drawing, designing, and building into one versatile tool.

 

 

A Tool For Young Creatives: Did you know that hands-on activities increase kids’ concentration and focus. The 3Doodler Start+ is perfect for visual learners, as it enables kids to discover the world around them through hands-on self-expression. This creates a deeper understanding of a variety of concepts, as kids either acquire new skills or develop existing ones.

 

 

Connecting the Dots through Real World Applications: More than just a toy, 3Doodler adds a new dimension to STEAM learning, by opening the door to exploring concepts visually. This prompts learners to use their innate creativity and problem-solving skills to explore concepts through hands-on experimentation. The 3Doodler Start+ pen can provide a creative kick-in-the-pants to any activity – whether at home or in the classroom. And you don’t have to take our word for it, more than 10,000 teachers worldwide have already adopted 3Doodler into their classrooms, across all subjects (Science, Math, Art, Geometry, Geography, Biology, Physics, etc.).

 

 

Incredible Technology, So Easy to Use: We designed the Start+ 3D pen with ease in mind. Getting started has never been easier.  Simply Charge it up, turn it on, put in a colorful strand of filament, and with the press of a button you’re off to a new level of creativity.

Engaging Activity Guide Packed with 10 Projects!

The 3Doodler Start+ Essentials Pen Set features a super handy Activity Guide full of 10 new and exciting Doodles! This guide provides an excellent introduction for beginner Doodlers. No matter your skill level, the Activity Guide provides kids with hours of Doodling opportunities – right out of the box.

In this week’s tutorial, we are bringing one of these new stencils, the dreamcatcher – to life in 3D.

Success right out of the box!

Whether you’re looking for that perfect gift for that creative kid in your life, or, currently looking for ways to update your learn-from-home setup – we’ve got you covered.

Essentials Start+ pack
Learn From Home Start+ pack

Don’t forget to share your new 3Doodler Start+ pen and what you doodle with @3Doodler #3Doodler #WhatWillYouCreate.

STEAM Week – Summer Camp Doodles Ideas!

Are you in need of some fun activities to keep kids busy and minds active this summer?

The team here at 3Doodler put together a sample week’s worth of STEAM activities that can power up a summer camp or an at-home DIY Doodle Camp. From robots to atoms, planets, and plants, learners of all ages can make cool projects that ignite creativity and critical thinking. And if you need any additional activities, we have even more lesson plans for you to explore here.

For a fool-proof “starter pack” of relevant projects, here is a sample week’s worth of STEAM Doodles.

Monday: Let’s experiment with 3D versus 2D objects. Bubble wands are a great tool that can be used to check out any possible differences and see them in action. You can learn more about this lesson here.

Tuesday:  Let’s branch out. For today’s activity let’s explore leaves and how each one is unique yet functions the same.  There are so many different types of plants, all with different types of leaves so let’s explore them.

Wednesday: Is it really a STEAM week without a robot project? Use this stencil to incorporate art and hands-on building into any robotics lesson or activity. Check out the tutorial here.

Thursday: On Thursday we get molecular. By Doodling Rutherford’s atomic model we can get inside and examine up close what’s going on inside an atom. Learn all about this lesson here.

Friday: Let’s round out the week with an interplanetary activity as we compare and contrast the structures and layers of various planets. This activity will get kids thinking about how the earth is made and how it fits into the solar system. Get the details on how to Doodle your cross-section of the earth here.

3D Robot Tutorial 101

This week we’ll guide you step by step through building your own totally cute 3D robot. After all, what’s a week of STEAM-themed activities without a fun hands-on robot build? This tutorial was designed for our Start pen, but can easily be Doodled in more detail using the Create+ or even PRO+ depending on your skill level.

Head over to the tutorial to learn more. Or check out the stencil here if you want to jump straight into things.

Don’t forget to share all your STEAM projects with @3Doodler #3Doodler #WhatWillYouCreate.

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