IDO3D Vertical Design Studio is a unique way to build 3D creations using specially filled gel pens and a UV light to dry your designs as you work. There are several sets available and we received the Vertical drawing set to try out which my children were quite pleased with as they have seen it advertised on TV and were quite fascinated by it.
The set consists of 4 3D drawing pens in various colours, 1 light attachment, a few plastic accessories and an instruction sheet.
The kit is aimed at children aged 6+, so my 8yr old had go by tracing one of the templates from the instructional sheet. There is a clear sheet of plastic that you lay on top of this for the gel to sit on until dry. At first my daughter tried to use the pen with the light switched on but we found that the gel was drying instantly and she ended up with a row of little hard lumps of gel rather than clean lines, so we found it easier to draw the design with the pen and then go over it with the light afterwards to set it.Once the gel has set, you can easily lift it from the plastic sheet and you can join creations together using the gel like you would glue then using the light to set it. As you can see Miss M really had a good go at trying lots of designs. The pens are quite hard to press and you do need to give your fingers a rest after a while. Mister B who is 5 (6 in 2 weeks time) tried it out but found it too hard and gave up. I did help him make a smiley face though which he was rather pleased with. Miss M found it a bit little fiddly to assemble things as everything was a bit tacky along with our fingers so I did help her with this. We also found it tricky to get any intricate detail like it shows on the box but I do think we had a good go and ended up with a pair of funky glasses and a little trinket basket.
Based on how my children found this kit, I would definitely say it’s best suited to the slightly older ages rather than than as low as 6, as suggested on the box. This craft kit is something different and a great project for them to try out. Why not check out IDO3D, it could make a great Christmas present for someone!
All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.