3D Printed Jack-o-Lantern Tealight Holder

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My makerspace at the library has a 3D printer and I've been hosting workshops to educate our patrons on how to design for it. This was the October project. This tealight holder is easy to design, fairly quick to print and looks really cute. Since hosting the workshop I've had requests from patrons and educators to share how it was made, so I created a video tutorial to go with the project.

How-to: 

This is a simple printable jack-o-lantern tealight decoration that is in two pieces. It's an easy, fast print that doesn't need any supports and very little clean up when it's done. Use a battery-operated tealight, as a regular flamed tealight could melt the holder.

The front is the face. I included both carved and uncarved versions, so you can add your own face if you prefer. I also included the face itself, if you want to use it on another object. Or you can check out my Pumpkin Faces for Eggbot project, which has a wide variety of customizable SVG files to make jack-o-lantern faces.

I chose to just use permanent marker to color the leaf and steam, but I included a version where you can print a cutout of the leaf and stem in different colored filament and glue them onto a jack-o-lantern.

This print needs very little post-printing work. Just use a bit of paint of permanent marker for the leaves and stem. If the jack-o-lantern slips in the tealight holder, a dab of tacky glue or super glue holds it in place nicely. I also added a layer of yellow tissue paper behind the fact cut out to diffuse the tealight light.

Jack-o-lantern: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3159799

Faces: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3166635

YouTube Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srgGaMPAk1o

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An easy 3D Printing project for beginners. I've included the print files on Thingiverse and made a tutorial video for those that want to design their own in Tinkercad.
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Creation Date: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 08:04

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