Mar 23, 2016 | By Tess

With springtime in the air and Easter just around the corner, what better way to get yourself and your kids excited for the chocolatey holiday than with some fun 3D printed toys, decorations, and accessories. For this Easter, we have compiled a list of our favorite springtime themed 3D prints that you can easily make at home on your own 3D printer or through a 3D printing service. Let’s get printing and make this Easter a hoppy one!

1. 3D printed Easter eggs

If you’re looking to add a tech flair to your traditional painted easter egg collection, why not 3D print some of your very own easter eggs? These DIY 3D printed easter eggs are great not only for decoration, but are useful too as they can open up and hold small treats inside. For a standard 3D printed easter egg, check out Instructable user King of Club’s tutorial on how to make a 3D printed unscrewable egg, which can fit a small candy inside. For a slightly more detailed Easter egg, check out Thingiverse user pmoews’s geometrically inspired Buckyball Easter egg, which can also be unscrewed. The latter needs to be printed with external supports. Finally, one of our favorites, is NathanSquire67’s Game of Thrones inspired 3D printed dragon egg, which, similar to the first 3D printed Easter egg, is additively manufactured from 3 parts and is easy to assemble. Whether you are hiding chocolate, candy, or a baby dragon, these 3D printed Easter eggs are sure to excite any child on their Easter hunt.

2. 3D printed egg cups

To display your traditionally painted or dyed Easter eggs or even your yummy chocolate eggs, you can also make an assortment of adorable 3D printed egg cups. Among our favorites is this 3D printed bunny-cup designed by Thingiverse maker bpijls, which was made for holding small chocolate eggs and is the perfect Easter bunny accessory (of course, the egg cup can be scaled up to hold full size eggs). For a design that can be used year-round we also love Gijs’s 3D printed delicately designed heart egg cup, which was made to fit a medium sized egg. Finally, this 3D printed egg family, designed by Sannyshine, would make the perfect Easter project for the entire family. 3D print the cute holders and let your kids decorate the eggs for each member of the family!

3. 3D printed Easter cookie cutters

For a yummy Easter themed treat to pair with your hoards of chocolate eggs, try out these cute 3D printed Easter cookie cutters. Thingiverse maker and cookie cutter specialist OogiMe has designed two 3D printed cookie cutters perfect for the springtime holiday: a 3D printed Easter egg cookie cutter, and an adorable 3D printed Easter bunny cookie cutter. Each of OogiMe’s designs should take about an hour to print using 0.4mm resolution and the maker advises coating the 3D printed cookie cutters in flour to stop the cookie dough from sticking. For a more simple cookie cutter pattern, we also love faberdasher’s 3D printed bunny cookie cutter, which could be perfect to make cookies for your child’s class or friends.

4. 3D printed Easter egg basket

If your collection of chocolate eggs (or 3D printed Easter eggs) is overflowing from your pockets, store the Easter treats in one of these 3D printed baskets. Thingiverse user BonGarcon’s 3D printed “Basquet” could be just the thing to display and offer treats to your Easter guests. The cute (and mustached) 3D printed bowl was designed specifically for Easter eggs and would make a lovely table centerpiece. For an assortment of Easter egg receptacles, you can also make this egg-shaped basket designed by maker christinachun. For the latter, the maker suggests printing the basket at 0.20mm resolution with supports.

5. 3D printed bunny accessories

Naturally, it is not only fun to decorate your home for Easter but also to decorate yourself! To adorn yourself with Easter themed goods, check out this adorable 3D printed bunny ring. For convenience, .STL files for each ring size have been made available on the 3D printed ring’s Thingiverse page. For a child-sized ring, Thingiverse maker RichardJean has also designed a set of charming 3D printed toy rings, featuring bunny, heart, and flower charms. To make the rings, simply print the parts and super glue them together for your child to enjoy. To get your set of keys hopping, you can also 3D print this delightful Voronoi rabbit keychain, which will surely get you in the Easter mood.

6. 3D printed flower vase

Along with Easter celebrations and the beginning of springtime, comes the inevitable and lovely smell of soon-to-bloom flowers. To liven up your living space with some colorful and fresh flowers why not 3D print a flower vase in the color of your choosing. This 3D printed twisted vase, a popular Thingiverse design, could be the perfect accent to your Easter table or window decor. For printing the vase, maker MaakMijnIdee suggests printing with no fill, one extra shell, and a layer height of 0.3mm. For a more abstract vase design, check out another one of our DIY favorites: Rachella001’s 3D printed faceted vase. Print this in any pastel shade and you will have the perfect flower vase for springtime.

7. 3D printed bunny ears

These 3D printed bunny ears are the perfect accessory for your child during this upcoming Easter weekend. Printed at a resolution of 0.2mm with an infill of 10%, the bunny ears can be easily stuck on and glued to the 3D printed headband to turn your child into an adorable Easter bunny, hopping around happily. If you happen to have an exceptionally patient dog, you can also 3D print these pet-sized bunny ears to turn your furry friend into an Easter bunny too.

8. 3D printed Easter bunnies

For a creative spin on the classic Easter bunny decoration, why not make this 3D printed origami inspired bunny to decorate your living room or office. With a number of successful makes already posted on the 3D printed bunny’s Thingiverse page, the origami rabbit would also make a fun Easter gift. For lovers of literature, you can also 3D print this rabbit, inspired by the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland. The print is based off of a scan of R. Shipman’s original sculpture and features the famously late bunny wearing his best vest and coat. Finally, this Voronoi style 3D printed bunny head could make the perfect table decoration for your upcoming Easter brunch or an equally nice gift. The latter does not need to be printed with supports.

9. 3D printed Easter table settings

If you are planning on using your 3D printed egg holders for you Easter Sunday brunch, why not accompany them with these adorable 3D printed bunny napkin holders, you can even print them in a color to match your favorite Easter napkins! To add to your table decor this Easter, you can also additively manufacture these delightful egg shaped tea light holders, which can either be placed on your table with a stand, or suspended from an Easter-tree, as demonstrated in the photo below.

10. 3D printed chocolate egg holders

If an Easter egg hunt is part of your yearly Easter tradition, why not save yourself a trip to the store to buy plastic egg containers by 3D printing some fun and unique easter egg holders. This set of three 3D printed egg pods, designed by Thingiverse maker faberdasher are the perfect chocolate egg and candy holders to get your children excited for their Easter hunt. Consisting of Wilmut the lamb, Beck the bunny, and Eno the chick, these adorable 3D printed egg pods require supports and for best results should be printed with 2 perimeters at 0.2mm layer height with 5% infill. For your larger Cadbury or Kinder eggs, 3D print these rabbit shaped egg holders, and place them around your home or yard for your children to search for. The .STL files for the rabbit holders can easily be scaled to accommodate almost any size of chocolate egg. The 3D printed rabbit shaped chocolate egg holders will print best with a 10% infill and two shells, with a 0.20mm resolution.

There you have it, our top 10 list of 3D printable things to make this Easter season. You better get printing if you want to exceed everyone’s eggspectations this upcoming Easter!



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