Playing around with molten plastic isn't a particularly popular past time for children. Play dough on the other hand, is something almost every child experiences in their early maker projects.
So, if you want to introduce kids to 3D printing, it makes sense to do it with materials that they already know and love.
Last week we were invited to take part in the monthly meeting of the Kitchener-Waterloo MakerClub, a group of kids (and their adults) who get together once a month to explore the joys of making.
We decided to try out printing with play dough for the first time, and we made this video of it.