The cool 3D printables that let kids play with their food

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As parents we often tell our children not to play with their food – but here’s an idea that’s set to turn that on its (Mr Potato) head. 

As part of France’s Open Toys project, the seed of an idea was born – using material waste to create toys by using 3D printing small accessories. From that initial idea spawned thoughts of using everyday objects – even food, to create toys, and make things like fruit and vegetables a little more exciting to children.

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It’s a new take on Mr Potato Head, if you like, but a very clever one. Allowing children to get used to the feel and texture of fruits and vegetables, enjoy creating with them, and then hopefully eat them.

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Le FabShop now has free downloadable Open Toys files on four 3D printing platforms including YouMagine and Cults 3D.

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There are also some more detailed instructions on how to create the 3D printables at Instructables.

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