If “put your phone down and listen” or “stop texting for a few minutes, please!” is a resounding refrain throughout your home, you might have teenagers.

In a world of texting, TikTok, and tutorials on just about everything, it’s tough to get kids to put down their phones and really focus on something.

Enter: the 3Doodler Create+ Maker Bundle. This all-in-one kit combines hands-on creativity with critical thinking in a screen-free (!!) way. With this kit, teens can ignite their imaginations using the included tools. It includes the slim 3Doodler Create+ pen, filament strands in all-new colors, and a Doodle Pad. There are also companion tutorial videos that walk kids through 20 design ideas if they aren’t yet ready to create on their own.

As kids work through designing solutions to everyday problems in 3D, they are honing in on their critical thinking and STEM skills. They’ll have to figure out spatial reasoning, balance, trial and error, and more as they create with their Create+ pen.

The best part about it is that it’s easy-to-use, uncomplicated tech. You simply hit a button and draw. It takes a few tries to really get the hang of drawing in 3D — a skill not yet part of most of our day-to-day routine — so kids will really be challenged to see how to create in this different dimension. However, the process is frustration-free, so they’ll be able to feel a sense of accomplishment as they discover new techniques.

Overall, the 3Doodler Create+ Maker Bundle provides tons of open-ended, creative, educational, screen-free play. And with all of that packed into a $99 price point., this one is truly a no-brainer for your creative teens!


The Create+ Maker Bundle is the latest all-in-one kit to combine hands-on creativity with critical thinking as kids design solutions to everyday problems in 3D. This set engages kids' imagination by giving them the tools to express their ideas visually with the press of a button. With more than 20 different design projects of varying…

Product Facts

  • MSRP:
  • $99.99; $99.99 CAD
  • Age:
  • 14+

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Ali Mierzejewski

Ali Mierzejewski

Ali Mierzejewski is the editor-in-chief at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider. With more than a decade of industry experience, Ali is a trusted source for parents, gift-givers, manufacturers, retailers, and more on the latest trends and hottest products. Whether you’re shopping for the best toys for kids — or looking for the latest in geek culture and entertainment for yourself — Ali’s expertise has you covered. When she’s not building LEGO sets or unwinding with a puzzle, Ali is obsessing over the latest season of The Bachelor, scrolling through Gritty’s Twitter, or rewatching The West Wing (for the 100th time). She is also a self-proclaimed expert on the history and lore of the entire Bachelor franchise. Ali has been featured on TODAY, The Wendy Williams Show, Yahoo Finance, Fox & Friends, HLN, The Weather Channel, ABC World News Now, and more. You can follow her on Instagram @hashtagtrendy.