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Keeping in the holiday spirit, here are 10 3D Printable trinkets for your Trick or Treaters!

 

01

JACK SKELLINGTON BOOKMARK

Jack´s head bookmark (Nightmare Before Christmas) by Cibonacci

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

Jack Skellington has become one of the most iconic Halloween characters that people all over the world love. The Nightmare Before Christmas is one of the best Halloween and/or Christmas movies around, so I expect these bookmarks to be a big hit with my trick or treaters.

This simple bookmark is just Jack’s face on a page marker, making it a really fast print job. The bookmark can be 3D printed in any color material, but I would suggest either black or white to match the aesthetic of the movies. This will also look great in a glow in the dark filament.

02

GLOWING EYES BRACELETS

Halloween Globobs by faberdasher

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

The designer created these little charms to easily slide over the glow stick band, and there are holes cut in the models to it looks like the little character eyes are glowing. Because these are meant to be worn at night, and will be on something that glows, it is probably a good idea to print these out in a black or other similarly dark color filament.

03

HALLOWEEN-THEMED SNAP OUT CHARMS

Halloween Snapout by 3D BROOKLYN

Found on: MyMiniFactory
Cost: Free

There is nothing like a toy that is interactive, and this cool Halloween-themed snap out set of charms is made to be interacted with. The creator designed the charms as if they were on a sprue, however instead of the standard join spots he has the charms connected by spider webs. Kids can just snap off the charm that they want and use them as charms on a homemade bracelet or necklace, a scrapbook or as decorations for desserts and tasty treats. Make sure that you 3D print this model sheet using PLA so it’s soft enough to break the webs, and so it will be nontoxic if you use them to decorate any desserts. These would look great in any color, but obviously orange is a no-brainer.

04

JACK-O-LANTERN BAG CLIP

Pumpkin Jack o Lantern Clipz by crazyman2099

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

This is probably a little more time intensive of a 3D printed treat for trick or treaters than most of you are going to want to invest, however these adorable jack-o-lantern bag clips are still great to make for gifts or to just use around the house yourself. Each clip 3D prints as one single part and requires no assembly or supports.

The designer 3D printed these using ABS with a 100% infill, which makes each clip clock in at about 90 minutes printing time. These are safe to print with PLA, they just will not be as durable as ABS. Clearly these can be printed in any color filament that you have, but orange and black are the obvious choices.

05

MINI JACK-O-LANTERNS

Jack-o’-lantern by MicrosoftStore

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

These simple little jack-o-lanterns are perfect for grab bags or for decorating cupcakes and other desserts. They print really quickly, especially if you print them hollow, and won’t need any supports. The designer includes an STL with a single pumpkin, or an STL with four pumpkins so you can print them even quicker.

06

RING WITH DEVIL HORNS

devil ring by bapt man

Found on: MyMiniFactory
Cost: Free

These rings are only going to take a few minutes to print, so you should be able to make quite a bit of them quickly. Use any color PLA, but only use a 10% infill so they are nice and flexible and will fit easily on any size finger.

07

HALLOWEEN SCRAPBOOKING CHARMS

Halloween elements for scrap-booking and other crafts by tomas LA

Found on: Pinshape
Cost: Free

These little charms are probably better suited to using as decoration for invitations, scrap books or desserts, but they are simple enough that they really could be used for almost anything. These could also be used to decorate a window or lamp shades, where they will cast a noticeable shadow. They could be sized up a bit without looking strange, and will still print relatively effortlessly. Depending on the size printing bed that you have, all of them can even be printed at the same time.

Most of these charms will print out in a matter of minutes, and won’t need any sort of supports or rafting. In addition to being ideal for just about any 3D printing material, these little charms would also look great painted up, either with a decorative paint or with a finish of some kind. If you print these in PLA then standard acrylic craft paint is really all that you’ll need.

08

MINI GHOST

Ghost by MicrosoftStore

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

This adorable ghost, like the jack-o-lantern, is a simple little model that will 3D print quickly and won’t need any supports or rafting. It can easily be scaled up or down depending on your needs, but the model is going to look better on the smaller side.

While white or transparent filaments are the obvious choices to print this model with, they would also look great printed in a glow in the dark material. Just use a Sharpie or some black paint to color in the eye and mouth holes to really make them pop.

09

SPIDER-SHAPED HAIR COMB

SPIDER COMB by muzz64

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

These cool spider-shapes hair combs are super fast to print, don’t need any supports and can be scaled up and down depending on your printing bed. The designer does suggest at least 50% infill in order to make sure the comb is strong enough to actually comb hair without breaking. Personally I would bump that up to 100% infill, it doesn’t add much to the printing time, but it does make the comb a lot more durable.

It is fine to 3D print these in either ABS or PLA, however the ABS comb will be a lot stiffer and won’t have as much give as the PLA version. If these are purely decorative then it really doesn’t matter, but if you think the people that you’re making them for will use/wear them, the PLA will probably be more comfortable.

10

FLAT MINI SKELETON FIGURE

FlatMinis: Skeleton by grumpyrobot

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

This cute little skeleton figure is part of a whole line of 3D printable flat miniatures that can be used for RPGs, game pieces, decorations or simply as 3D printed toys. There are a ton of Flat Mini options available, including monsters, adventurers, animals and even terrain pieces. But this cute skeleton is also a great toy to hand out for Halloween because it’s easy to print and is fun for the kids to assemble. I’m going to hand them out with all of the pieces packed up in a small baggie so everything stays together nice and neat.

 

Grunewald, Scott J. “Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Halloween Trick or Treat Things.” 3DPrint. 3dprint.com, 19 Oct. 2016. Web. 28 Oct. 2016.

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