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What is 3Doodler’s 3D Giving Day program?

3Doodler launched 3D Giving Day to celebrate International 3D Printing Day and Giving Tuesday, which both happen to fall in the same week. Leading up to 3D Giving Day, we invite students, teachers, and 3D artists to join us in creating handmade tactile picture books to share with people who can’t experience them through visual means. On December 1st of 2020, 3D Giving Day participants will share their creations with visually impaired communities around the world so they can experience iconic characters from cherished picture books like never before.

Build a Better Book and 3Doodler have teamed up to provide the resources and planning materials to make 3D Giving Day a reality in communities around the globe. We’re inviting you to join us in making cherished illustrations accessible and give the gift of tactile picture books to communities in need.

Sign Up & Participate in 3D Giving Day 2020

For classrooms, this is a unique opportunity to build empathy and awareness among students with a fun and easy activity that will engage their creativity as they gear up for the holidays. For artists and individuals, it can be as simple or as intricate as you would like. Ideally, participants will choose a storybook, create tactile books in October and November, then donate their books on 3D Giving Day to local blind and visually impaired communities.

To join 3D Giving Day, simply fill out this form to confirm your participation. Check out our new participant guide with clear steps on how to create tactile books, as well as information about donating them to local charities and institutions for blind and visually impaired people. Next up, follow our quick and easy steps to get involved and give back to your local community.

  • STEP 1: Choose a picture book.
  • STEP 2: Doodle images and create your tactile book in 3D.
  • STEP 3: Donate and share your experience!

Suggested Picture Books For 3D Giving Day

How The Grinch Stole Christmas!
Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive the Bus
Where The Wild Things Are
The Giving Tree
How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah?
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Snowy Day
The Cat in the Hat
Make Way For Ducklings
The Polar Express
Llama Llama Red Pajama
Elephant and Piggie

Suggested Authors and Illustrators for 3D Giving Day

Mo Willems
Dr. Seuss
Anna Dewdney
Tad Hills
Stan Berenstain and Jan Berenstain
Felicia Bond
Karen Katz
Sandra Boynton

We are delighted to offer 3D Giving Day 2020 and can’t wait to see the 3D pen creations you gift to your community. Share your creations with us on social media!

@3Doodler @BuildBetterBook #3DGivingDay #3Doodler #BuildaBetterBook

Images Courtesy of Tricia Fuglestad

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