Spooktacular Doodle Ideas Using Your 3D Pen

Get crafty this Halloween with costume designs, decorations, and DIY accessories using your 3Doodler 3D pen!

By customizing your costume, you can add a bit of unique flair that is either scary, funny, or sweet that will show off your style. Even better—there’s no need to rush out and splurge on expensive store-bought items when you can make something with the 3D pen you have at home. To help with this effort, we’ve gathered a few easy-to-make Halloween costumes and accessory ideas below!

And trust us, once you get started, you’ll be surprised at just how easy these projects when coupled with our step-by-step instructions, a 3Doodler Create+ 3D Pen, and a variety of Create plastics.

Black, yellow & red-winged bug on white 3d pen art.

Spooky Bat

Use this stencil to create a life-size bat! Perfect for this spooky season. We put together a tutorial for this Doodle to help walk you through it step by step. Check it out here.

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Black-nosed ghost depicted in 3D pen art.

Floating Ghost

If you need more spooky decorations for around the house, office, or classroom – these simple floating ghosts should do the trick! Simple to make, these little ghouls can adapt to almost any setting. See steps below!

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  • 3d pen ghost halloween tutorial animated gif
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  • 3d pen ghost halloween tutorial animated gif
  • Things you’ll need: 3Doodler Create+ pen and some Create+ plastic

  • Use a paper towel or tissues to create the body of the ghost.

  • Start doodling around the tissue to create the body.

  • Make sure you stretch the plastic down so that the ghost has something to rest on.

  • After the body is Doodled, make a couple of eyes and a mouth and your little guy is ready to go!

Frog 3D pen art on book.

A Sweet Treat Ring

If you don’t want to go over-the-top with your costume, but want something to kick your daily decor up a notch, this candy corn ring is the perfect accessory.

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  • Things you’ll need: 3Doodler Create+ or Start+ pen and plastic.

  • Print out the Candy Corn stencil here,

  • Start by using the stencil to Doodle the ring.

  • Then once the ring base is set, craft your candy corn.

  • This is where color choice comes into play and can vary the “flavor” of your ring.

  • The last step, attach the candy to the ring!

DIY Halloween headbands

Stand out from the crowd with bats flying above your head, or go for a classic horror scene look with these Halloween headbands.

3D pen art of a woman with bat headpiece

Flying Bats Headband

This headband is fun, cool, and festive – and it’s perfect for last-minute Halloween DIY projects! You could even pair this with a witch hat for your flying bats to circle.

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Arrow Headband

Add some humor to your rustic Halloween look with this super easy and classic arrow through head prop!

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  • 3d pen arrow halloween design tutorial
  • 3d pen arrow halloween design tutorial
  • 3d pen arrow halloween design tutorial
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Dress up as Erica Gray’s “Swamp Thing”

Be the coolest ghoul this season with our DIY “Swamp Thing” mask. Fashion designer and artist Erica Gray dreamt up this creature from the 3Doodler lagoon and made an easy-to-follow tutorial for you to make this eerie mask. We guarantee it’s sure to turn heads!

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  • 3d pen swamp thing mask 3d halloween fashion by Erica Gray
  • 3d pen swamp thing mask 3d halloween fashion by Erica Gray
  • 3d pen swamp thing mask 3d halloween fashion by Erica Gray

If these costumes inspired you to create, be sure to take a photo of your creations and share it with @3Doodler #3Doodler #WhatWillYouCreate.

DIY Haunted House

With Halloween just a couple of weeks away, we’re likely not the only ones thinking about costumes, candy, and decorations.

The Skinny on the Jack-o’-Lantern

One decoration that is a tried and true part of Halloween is the jack-o’-lantern, but why do we care so much about a squash?

We can thank the Irish and Scottish for this tradition, who used to carve scary faces into turnips or potatoes and place them in windows or near doors to frighten away wandering evil spirits like Stingy Jack. Stinging Jack is a mythical person who cheated the devil out of his soul, causing his soul to wander the earth holding a piece of coal in a carved-out turnip.

Irish and Scottish immigrants brought the jack-o’-lantern tradition with them when they relocated to the United States. Soon after though, they found pumpkins, a fruit native to the Americas, which makes perfect jack-o’-lanterns.

For Halloween 2021, we took our own spin on the classic jack-o’-lantern and created a fun mess-free crafting experience for you. Use this DIY stencil so you don’t have to carve up your pumpkin, instead simply Doodle the eyes and mouth and attach them to your own pumpkin, no knives required! ☠️???

Turn Your Porch Into a Haunted House

You’ll want to check out this week’s tutorial of a Jack-o’-lantern, but this is just the start of what you can create to spookify your living quarters. Check out more spooktacular crafting ideas below!


Use this stencil to create a life-size bat! Perfect for scaring the unexpecting.

Creepy Ghost Decals

Use this stencil and your 3Doodler pen to create some faBOOlous ghost decals.

Spider Web

This project is perfect for the whole family! Simply print out the stencil in different sizes to make cobwebs for both kids and adults. There’s so many things you can do with it: you can attach the cobweb to your shirt, pin it in your hair, or even decorate corners of your house!

Don’t forget to share the haunted house you create with @3Doodler #3Doodler #WhatWillYouCreate.

STEM Projects From Around the World

For decades, pockets of the United States have celebrated Indigenous Peoples’ Day rather than Columbus Day, which was put into place as a federal holiday back in 1934 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. This year was particularly special for Indigenous Peoples’ Day, which received its first presidential proclamation from President Biden.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebrates the contributions of indigenous peoples to society and honors their place as the first inhabitants of what is now the U.S., and the wrongs they suffered. Columbus Day was intended to be a day where “the nation would honor the courage and determination which enabled generations of immigrants from many nations to find freedom and opportunity in America,” according to the Congressional Research Service.

Whether you live in a state that recognizes Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Columbus Day, or both, topics such as culture, exploration, art, and discovery are subjects that ring true for both.

STEM Projects! 

Our country is a melting pot of various cultures and artistic influences. Thanks to modern-day travel and technology, we are more interconnected today than ever before. To celebrate the importance of exploration and discovery, and the effect it can have on art and technology, we put together fun hands-on STEM projects from around the world that can be adapted to any skill level and is perfect for classroom and at-home creative Doodling alike.

Doodled “Paper Crane”

Use this stencil to create your very own Doodled paper crane! You can create it in any color, or even in multiple colors.

Leaning Tower of Pisa

Doodle a toppling tower of your own.

We have seen members from our creative Community do incredible things, from art to fashion to full-size cars.

Cornelia Kuglmeier has been a dedicated member of our 3Doodler Community from the very beginning, and last year took on a project that required the precision, attention to detail, and artistic ability that only she could bring.

By Doodling a globe and discussing cultures and influences from around the world, we can learn to appreciate different people and places, and maybe even find new places to add to our travel wish list!

Don’t forget to share your creations with @3Doodler #3Doodler #WhatWillYouCreate.

DIY Succulent Garden

‘Tis the season for pumpkin spice lattes, sweaters, and jumping in leaf piles. Autumn also brings a change in foliage as leaves go from green to orange, red, and eventually different shades of brown.

Colorful 3D pen art - Succulent-filled round pot on a table.

So as the days get shorter and colder, now is as good of a time as any to take stock of our indoor garden situation, which can serve as a refuge from the outside world.

By creating our perfect plant sanctuary of succulents, we can boost our mood and concentration, while also adding some green back into our lives.

Don’t feel like messing with the real thing? Not a problem, we’re here to show you how to upgrade your desk or windowsill by crafting some 3D printed succulents using your 3Doodler 3D pen.

Millennial Succulent Mania – What’s All the Fuss?

The term “house pet” has been used to describe tough, evergreen succulent plants. This term helps shed light on their rise in popularity as plants one must have to make your house a home. 

3D pen art: 3 types of succulents in pots

Succulents store water in their leaves, this gives their leaves a unique shape and feeling. Their leaves tend to be thick and fleshy. Succulents are not cacti but cacti are a type of succulent. Different succulents and cacti genus provide a variety of different colors and textures for a drought-resistant landscape. They thrive in dry, arid climates where most other plants would not survive.

Succulents are a great starter plant as they don’t require that much maintenance and come in many crazy colors and textures. Another amazing quality of succulents is their ability to propagate easily.

Many of these plants can grow new plants using simply a leaf cutting from the mother plant. This is yet another reason succulents are cool, once you buy one you can grow as many as you want.

Upgrade Your Space

Small potted plant on black shelf with 3D pen art

In this week’s tutorial, we’ll walk through how to craft your own 3D printed succulents and pot using your 3Doodler 3D pen.

This cool Doodle will exercise your creativity and fine motor skills as you craft a succulent and a vessel for it to live in. The best part of this project? You can keep adding to it over time, and you won’t have to ever worry about it dying on you.

Don’t forget to share your creations with @3Doodler #3Doodler #WhatWillYouCreate.

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