This is my entry for the Make it Real Challenge: I think it is great to encourage children (and adults) to create things using new technology and here's what I will do: Thank you!
My daughter's gir lscout troop will be coming over for a tech night, and I wanted to find something quick and easy for the girls to make on a 3d printer - I found a very easy Cookie Cutter Designer by guru http://www.local-guru.net/blog/pages/cookiecutter-editor
, which he also posted on Thingiverse http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3433
. The program is very easy to learn and use and makes very usable cookie cutters in a short period of time.
Guru has kindly provided source code and compiled versions for MacOS, Windows and Linux - go to http://www.local-guru.net/blog/pages/cookiecutter-editor
and download the correct version for your computer. I used the Windows version.
Custom Cookie Cutter Generator software
Optional image to trace
3d printer or 3d printing service
Sugar cookie dough, gingerbread dough or your favorite roll-out cookie dough recipe.
If you want to print these cookie cutters, you can find the STL files at thingiverse, http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:22614