The Makers Empire Learning Development team love coming up with new ways to use 3D printing to teach K-8 students valuable STEM, design thinking and 21st century skills.


This new lesson plan is sure to be a winner – who wouldn’t want to make their own custom chocolate mould?

Watch the step by step video guide: Makers Empire’s ‘Chocolate Mould’ 3D Printing Lesson Plan and see how easy it is to integrate 3D printing into your teaching practise in an engaging way while ensuring you’re achieving curriculum-aligned learning outcomes.

Hot tip 1: if you can’t use chocolate why not use water and measuring cups and make ice cubes?

Hot tip 2: make sure you use food-grade Dd printing filament and practice proper food safety. Check out 12 Vital Facts about food safety and 3d printing for more information.

This lesson plan is available to K-8 schools that invest in the Makers Empire 3D: Schools learning program, which also includes a teachers’ dashboard to easily manage students’ work, 50+ curriculum aligned lesson plans (100+ hours), professional development and analytics.

Makers Empire: Better learning by design

Makers Empire helps K-8 teachers teach STEM/STEAM concepts, design thinking principles and 21st century learning skills using 3D printing. Our pioneering 3D solutions for schools — 3D Learning Program and Learning by Design Course — include 3D modelling software, over 100 curriculum-aligned lesson plans and professional development. Makers Empire is used by thousands of teachers and hundreds of thousands of students in Australia, the USA, Asia and Europe. Join our community today!

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  • Ideal for those looking at budget planning and implementation, those who want to learn if Makers Empire is a good fit and those who have lots of questions.
  • Ideal for those who are short on time and those wanting to learn more about integrating 3D design and printing into the K-8 classroom.