This Halloween Ornament Can Be Made and Customized At Home

By: Charlotte Joyce Kidd - Oct 28, 2015
References: thingiverse & makezine
This DIY 3D-printed Halloween ornament is a cute, spooky and child-safe light-up pumpkin.

The 3D-printed design for the Halloween ornament can be downloaded from Thingiverse. It has a hard plastic shell with thinner plastic on the Jack-o-Lantern cut-out areas, so that it looks like a solid pumpkin until it's lit up from the inside. When a light is inserted within the Halloween ornament, its inner glow gives it a grinning face. The Halloween ornament can be customized with different kinds of LED lights, from colorful bulbs to strobe lights. Unlike a traditional Jack-o-Lantern with a candle, it can be placed anywhere and is completely kid-friendly.

Halloween is the perfect time for makers to exercise their skills, and projects centered around the holiday offer opportunities to engage DIY enthusiasts with exciting new technologies and products.