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Take A 3D Pen Home Program

Thanks to a grant from MathWorks, the Morse Institute Library is pleased to offer Natick Teens aged 11-18 the Take a 3D Pen Home program!

This special MakerLAB program allows Teens to take a 3Doodler 3D Pen home for 5 weeks, supported by online workshops taught by Teen Librarian Robin.

Thank you, MathWorks!

3Doodler Projects Gallery

MathWorks books and Elephant bookends by Saumya A.

Lotus Lantern by Saumya A.

Deer Head 3D Sculpture by Mike A.

Minecraft Trident by Kevin W.

Tree & Rocketship by Jamie B.

Car by Jamie B.

Sea turtle by Lillian F.

About 3D Pens

A 3D pen is a pen that extrudes heated plastic from the pen’s nozzle. The plastic dries and hardens as it leaves the pen, which makes your art solid. You can draw in 2D or 3D, forming cool objects and mini sculptures!

We'll be using 3Doodler Create + 3D Pens - learn more about how they work on the 3Doodler web site:

How the Program Works

For each 5 week session of the Take a 3D Pen Home program, Teens borrow a 3Doodler 3D Pen Kit.

Each Teen will take home:

  • one 3Doodler Create + 3D Pen
  • filament in various colors
  • a DoodlePad for drawing on
  • a set of Challenge Cards

Teen Librarian Robin will be teaching basic 3D Pen skills via Zoom as part of the program. Enrolled Teens are expected to attend the program orientation and three workshop dates of their choice.

  • 3D Pen orientation (mandatory: all enrolled Teens attend)
  • 4 workshop sessions (Teen attend a minimum of 3 sessions)

All materials must be returned promptly at the end of the 5 week series.

Upcoming Program Sessions

The next session of Take a 3D Pen home will be in March. This session has been cancelled due to low enrollment.

3D Pen Orientation (IN PERSON)*
Tuesday, March 7, 6:30-8:00pm

  • the event will take place in the Innovation Studio, 2nd floor
  • we'll have masks available if your Teen would like one

*all enrolled Teens are expected to attend for the full session

3 Workshop sessions (VIRTUAL)*
Tuesdays from 7:00-8:00pm

March 14, 21, & 28
*Teens attend a minimum of 2 sessions of their choice

Apply for a Spot

Who’s eligible to apply? 
Teens ages 11-18 that:

  • are Natick residents
  • have a valid Morse Library card (your library card should have a Natick address)
  • do not have more than $10.00 in lost/damaged items on their library card
  • have permission from their Parent/Guardian

How to apply:

  • Teens fills out the 3D Pen @ Home application & Parent/Guardian signs it.
  • Parent/Guardian fills out & signs 3D Pen @ Home Waiver
  • Scan or take a photo of both documents
  • Email the scans/photos to
  • You can also drop off the paperwork in person (at 1st or 2nd floor desk)


1. Can both my Teens apply?

Yes! Depending on the number of applications received for each session, we may only be able to lend one 3D Pen kit per household. Each Teen must submit an application and liability waiver.

2. Can my Teen apply if they can't attend any of the Tuesday night sessions?

The orientation and workshop sessions are an integral part of the program. We suggest you wait until their schedule changes and they can attend the online Zoom sessions.

3. Can my Tween apply?

We look forward to seeing your Tween in this program when they turn 11.

4. Can my Teen enroll in the program more than once?

Yes, but as this is a brand new program at the Morse Institute Library, we're currently giving priority to Teens who haven't previously enrolled in the program.

5. Do we check the 3D Pen kit out using our library card?
Nope! Our Teen Department will be lending you the 3D Pen kit directly.

6. I don't live in Natick, but really wish my Teen could attend this program.

Ask your library to consider doing a similar program! They can email Robin for program info at

7. Any other questions?

Email Robin at