Ever since I made the pallet wood toy kitchen years ago, my kids are using it on and off to play. And equally on and off, I have used it as an excuse to make things. Now, in this modern age, there are some 3d-printed kitchen toys I want to share with you.
Bowl and Plate
These two designs came about as a set but work just as well on their own. As the name implies, they are meant to serve as a basic serving basis. Yes, I wrote that because I thought it rolled off the tongue better than it actually does. The idea is to put other things in and on them and call it a dish.
I designed both to be printed without supports – which explains why the plates do not stack the way traditional plates tend to do. I was worries about that leading to them sliding every which way, but in reality they stack just fine.
How to print them
I recommend printing them at 0.15mm layer height. Here are a few more things that are based on mistakes I made so you don’t have to. Neither of those is necessarily a deal-breaker for the inspired kid, but both are things that helped me get better at checking prints in the slicer to avoid mistakes in the future. And with most 3d-printed kitchen toys, you will print more later.
- for the plates, you should set the infill for the plates to 15% or above to avoid bridging issues along the brim.
- for the bowls, I recommend tweaking your extrusion width value to make sure that your slicer slices the part into circles rather than some kind of mixed up pattern. This can lead to visible marks on the outside, at least in part of the wall.
This is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you think about interesting and creative dishes to order. But it is way up there in terms of eye-catcher. Now that that pun is out of my system, you should add these whimsical, easily printed eyeballs to your kids’ menu.
You can find all about how to make them (and make them look better) in the Instructable I wrote for them. If that is enough to wet your eyeballs (bad pun intended), get them on Thingiverse, Prusaprinters, and Cults3D – for free!
Honorable Coffee Machine
This is a model by Juri (3DWorkbench) and it is awesome. It printed well, has a good feel to it and the kids love it. It is, of course, a coffee machine using equally 3d-printed capsules. Frankly, my kids use it as a tea machine since they already had an old coffee machine thingy. And with capsules printed in different colors that works just as well. Green and black tea, brown for rooibos, red for fruit tea.
You can download the model for free on Cults3d.
The Future of 3d-printed Kitchen Toys
I hope to add to this list of 3d-printed kitchen toys as I design more. I’m also planning to make more things for my kids in a more traditional fashion. That will probably yield a video.
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