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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Custom 3D Printed Cookie Cutters

by Katie Vetro
Technology Integrator K-5

A couple of weeks ago I had a visit to my classroom from a student named Ruby. We have chatted many times in the past, but she popped into my room to say hello and ask some questions about the two Flashforge Finder 3D printers. I had some questions, too- about her cookie baking abilities.  

Just that morning I had discovered an awesome website called Cookie Caster, which lets you quickly and easily create custom cookie cutters to 3D print. The site lets you create an original design, or upload a line drawing found in an image search and capture the outline. Designs are easily created by children and then printed on the 3D printer using a biodegradable polylactic acid filament created from a renewable resource like corn starch. This meant that Ruby could have the cutters she wanted in just a few hours. She created a bat, a pumpkin, and a witch hat.

Of course, 3D printed cookie cutters also require cookie dough. Check out this video to hear more about this experience from Ruby’s perspective in an episode she’s calling In the Kitchen… with Ruby!