This Instructable shows you how to build a 3D candy pen. All you need to do is melt candies to make filaments, put it in the glue gun and draw 3D objects. This was a project by Lily Lew, Fumi Yamazaki and Simon Weinsteins at Science Hack Day SF 2015.


- Candies

- Parchment paper

- Small metal plate

- Toaster Oven

- Glue gun that you don't need (you can purchase one at a dollar store)

Step 1: Buy Candies.

Among the various candies we tried, we suggest Jolly Rancher hard candy which melts at a lower temperature and best for people who wants to do rapid prototyping.

I liked mint candy and CakePlay Isomalt Nibs candy, as they works well to make skinnier and robust sculptures, but will take a lot of time.

Feel free to explore with your own favorite candies!

<p>Hmmm, its 100% intresting</p>
<p>could you use a candy cane as already made filament?</p>
<p>Letters made with candy</p>
<p>wow...what candy did you use?</p>
<p>Oh my god! 3D Candy Pen won the first prize of Instructables Sugar Contest!</p><p>https://www.instructables.com/contest/sugar/</p><p>Thank you for everyone who supported, and @<a href="https://www.instructables.com/member/jcommisso" style="">jcommisso</a> for suggesting to apply!</p>
<p>Your welcome! I'm really glad you won, as this is a great idea!</p>
Nice idea! You should enter in the sugar contest! You have a good chance!
<p>Hi! whats is the sugar contest??</p>
The sugar contest is an Instructables contest that involves sugar. You can find it here https://www.instructables.com/contest/sugar/ . All you have to do is go on that page, click the enter contest button, and choose the Instructable. Good luck if you decide to enter!
<p>Oh great- thank you for letting us know! Just submitted :D</p>
<p>Cool! That's really smart!</p>
hey cool! make custom cake decorations! awesome instructable! love it!
Very good idea
<p>Such a fun idea! I can see a lot of people using this and changing things up!</p>

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