Setup and Supplies
Making a 3D Printed Bubble Wand is a quick and simple 3D printing project! All you need is a paper, pencil and a dark marker to get started.
Approximately 30 – 40 minutes
- Basic computer skills
- Dark Marker
How to Create a 3D Printed Bubble Wand
Step 1: Pencil Drawing
On a half sheet of white copy paper draw a bubble wand.
Step 2: Trace Drawing
With a dark marker trace over the pencil drawing. This allows Doodlefab to more easily take a picture.
Step 3: Taking a picture
Use doodlefab.ninja to convert your drawing into an svg. File. “Allow” Doodlefab to use your computer’s camera.
Step 4: Taking a Picture Continued
Hold drawing up and click on “Take Snapshot.” (It helps to have a partner hold the drawing as you click the Take Snapshot button).
Step 5: Crop
Drag the outline to fit just around the bubble wand. Click on “Convert to SVG.”
Step 6: Download SVG
If drawing looks good click on “Download SVG.”
Step 7: Tinkercad
Upon opening TInkercad click on “Edit grid.”
Step 8: Change Work Plane
Change height and width to fit your printer bed. Click “Update grid.”
Step 9: Import SVG
Click on “Choose File.” Locate your SVG file.
Step 10: Change Size
Change the size of the bubble wand. Find “Scale” and type in 60 percent. Click on “Import.”
Step 11: Scale Down
If bubble wand came in too large scale it down by holding down “shift” and dragging a corner square around the bubble wand.
Step 12: Activate Ruler
Under “Helpers” click on “Ruler.” By than clicking onto the workplane you are now able to type in exact measurements.
Step 13: Change Height
Change height of your bubble wand to 3mm.
Step 14: Download for 3D printing
Click File and Download for 3D printing.
Step 15: Export as an .STL
Click on .STL
Step 16: 3D print Wand
3D print your bubble wand.
Step 17: Blow Bubbles
Now that your bubble wand is complete you are able to blow bubbles either with store bought bubble solution or homemade.