It’s the spookiest time of the year and your 3D printer is ready to get your house decorated for Halloween!
3D printers are really handy around holidays and let you print absolutely PERFECT decorations, toys and knick knacks to suit your mood. As for me, I hate super gory decorations, so my Ender & CR10 are busy cranking out happy ghosts, silly skellys and joyful pumpkins.
So Much Halloween to 3d Print!
Chaos Core Tech, one of my favorite design teams, has loaded tons of free models on Thangs. They’ve introduced a whole line of cartoony takes on scary movie characters from Scream, Halloween, Ghostbusters and The Ring.
Wekster Patronsare enjoying prints inspired by Squid Game and The Nightmare Before Halloween. I’d never let a kid watch Squid Game, but his mini dude take on the masked soldiers are…actually kinda cute.
Is Halloween lurking just around the corner like a dude with a clown mask and chainsaw? Then pick your prints carefully! Think MINI pumpkins, table top decorations and smaller props. Remember, you need minimal infill for decorations and shrinking prints by even 25% can greatly reduce time on the machine.
You can also ramp up your speed, use larger layer heights and even swap out your nozzle for a bigger size.
For example, this Om Nom pumpkin by Bugman_140 would take 13+ hours to print full size and Super Quality on my Ender 3 Pro. But knock it down to 5% infill and a “low quality” .28 layer heights? He’ll zoom off your printer in 3 hours!
9 Quick and Easy Halloween 3D Prints for Kids
I've collected the best "not so scary" 3D prints for families. These are models that are easy to print, not to scary and fun to play with!
This skeleton action figure was made using Tinkercad. It has working joints and can stand up!
If you're familiar with the program, you can build the original version yourself -- the parts are currently located under "fun and games". If you want the less scary face I used, search Thingiverse for "skully with Tinkerplay".
No time to play? The skeleton is ready to download on Thingiverse, just follow the link in the READ MORE button.
This cute pumpkin is inspired by Om Nom, the candy munchy game guy. It's not only super cute, but it prints super fast without supports! Head over to PrusaPrinters to find all of Bugman_140's awesome holiday prints!
You'll need to join Wekster's Patreon to access these prints, but it's worth EVERY dime. Wekster has been cranking out some great Halloween prints this year and these Squid Game mini dudes are just some of the great prints you'll find. $10 will get you all the designs for the month you join, and $35 will get you access to his back catalog.
(There's no commitment with Patreon. You can join for one month, or become an monthly subscriber.)
I know I said these were easy, but this one is worth a little trouble.
This is a "simplified" remix of the original file you'll find floating around Thingiverse. I still needed to use a raft, but only supports on the slices. This version is also broken into more parts so you can print all the parts in any color you like -- there's no paint on this model.
I absolutely love print in place hinges, don't you? This adorable flexi skeleton prints all in one piece with no supports. He has loosely connected joints so he wiggles around. I've got mine stuck to the bottom of my computer monitor with sticky tack. (I guess that's cheating.)
This is not a free file, but $2 for a really awesome design that doesn't need supports? I'll take it!
This one takes 3 hours in low quality, but I think he's well worth the 7 hours I took to print him in Dynamic .16 layer height.
I LOVE these little ghosts by Desktop Makes. They're easy to print, print fast and they're super cute. You can print one in an hour on low quality -- no supports or rafts needed. The walls are nice and thin so when you tuck a battery tea light inside them they glow.
3D print this spooky, super melty candle for your table. It's a fairly long print -- 8 hours for the smaller one on standard quality. But the end result is no mess drippy candle that you can light with a battery tealight. The file by Tanya Wiesner is free at My Mini Factory, and there's a set of 3.