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Celebrating Halloween with 3D Printing
After years of 3D printing skulls, ghosts, pumpkins, and the usual suspects, we decided to kick things up a notch for this years Halloween. We wanted to make something thats creative, terrifying, and bordering on disturbing with the da Vinci 3D printers that are sitting on our desks!
After a week of getting our hands dirty (and bloodstained), heres what we have to show for it. Definitely Halloween worthy!
This bleeding baby doll head candle was made with a reusable silicone mold, which was in turn created by a 3D-printed master model. One of our team members suggested making the baby dolls bleed from their eyes. Were extra wary of this person now. The best thing? Weve created a step-by-step DIY home tutorial for making these bleeding doll head candles (or any other model, for that matter).
This entire process can be broken down into 3 stages - 3D printing, silicone mold making, and casting. STL files are included too so you can get started right away!
1. 3D printer (we used the da Vinci Jr. 1.0 A Pro!)
2. PLA filament
3. Clay
4. Mold release spray
5. Gram scale/ measuring cups
6. Silicone and curing agent 7. Utility knife/ box cutter
8. Small pot or saucepan
9. Electric stove or induction cooker
10. Soy wax flakes
11. Red candles
12. Candle wick”

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