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30 Back to School DIY Supplies You Can 3D Print

With these great Back to School DIY things to 3D print, we even could consider going back to school.

Looks like that seemingly never-ending summer has come to an end. For most children, the holidays are over or will be ending very soon. And that means going back to school!

Usually, this is the time when you start looking for supplies. But that doesn’t mean you have to follow the same old routine and buy everything. Here’s a list of great back to school DIY designs that will help you in your everyday life.

This list is broken down into 5 categories, according to where and for what they’re useful: pens and pencils, papers, books, desk or bedroom, classroom, cases and sets.

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For Pens and Pencils

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Back to School DIY Design Pencil Cases

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We already got your back with pencil holders you can put on your desk. But you will probably need a pencil case to carry around your pencils from one class to another. Don’t worry, we’ve got that covered, too. These cases are very cool and easy ways to store your pens and pencils. The first is a pencil, and the second comes with a variety of useful accessories.

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Back to School DIY Design Pencil Holders

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A student’s desk can be a messy place. There are loose papers, pencils, and other school supplies flying around. To tidy things up a bit, you can 3D print these cool pencil holders. Take control of those scattered pencils and pens. And as sophisticated as they look, these back to school DIY designs are actually relatively easy to 3D print.

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Back to School DIY Design Pencil Extender

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Nothing uses up expensive crayons like art class. Eventually they get to the point where there’s just enough to draw, but you can’t hold it in your hand anymore. And throwing them away is such a waste. Here’s a tool that will help you get the most out of your crayons. An essential back to school DIY item you can 3D print.

Who made it? spooner2011

Where is it? Thingiverse

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Back to School DIY Design Pencil Toppers

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Once again, the constant struggle with mixing things up. In this case, pencils! If you lend them to someone you’ll probably never see them again because they all just look too similar. These pencil toppers will change all of that. The only problem with these back to school DIY design is that they look so good, maybe you’ll only get the pencil back…

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Back to School DIY Design Solo Finger Pen

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Regular pens are so last year. Make taking notes interesting (and attractive) with the Solo Finger Pen! Assemble the parts, add a Bic pen, and you, too, can be writing in style.

Who made it? Bernie Solo

Where is it? Thingiverse

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For Papers

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Back to School DIY Design Paper Clips

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Everyone needs paper clips to hold together those loose sheets of paper. But regular paper clips are so boring. Why not spice things up a bit? We offer two varieties. With the “abbreviation” ones, you can additionally indicate what they’re used for, which makes them a handy sorting tool.

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Back to School DIY Design Binder Tabs

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Binders can get confusing: It’s hard to know where your notes for one subject end and the ones for another start. To help you organize your binder and get a better overview, here are some binder tabs that will get you on top of the chaos in no time. Just clip them on the papers to divide subjects. And don’t forget to label them!

Who made it? Javier Ruiz de Chavez

Where is it? Thingiverse

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Back to School DIY Design Binder Helper

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There are many ways to organize a binder. And even if you’re keen on controlling the chaos, sometimes you just can’t help but fall back to it. You throw pages in without thinking about it, only to have them fall out or get lost. To make sure you don’t loose any more papers, use this back to school DIY design to keep everything in place.

Who made it? John McElhaney

Where is it? Thingiverse

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Back to School DIY Design Paper Tray

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The pen holders help with those loose pens, now to deal with the loose papers. Let’s take care of them with this back to school DIY paper tray. It has multiple layers and even some drawers to stow some extra stuff. Plus it doesn’t take up much space, so don’t worry if your desk is a bit smaller.

Who made it? i3Dsd

Where is it? Thingiverse

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Back to School DIY Design Folder Holder

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Throughout the term, a student will receive a lot of handouts, worksheets, and assignments. Keeping them together is easy with folders, but where should the folders go? This back to school DIY design provides the solution. Print it and watch the problem fade away.

Who made it? CK Designs

Where is it? Thingiverse

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For Books

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Back to School DIY Design Page Holder

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So simple, and yet so useful. Whether it’s a textbook or a paperback novel, reading just got a whole lot easier. Imagine all the things you can do with your newly freed hand. Taking notes, drinking coffee — the possibilities are endless!

Who made it? Ales Strucovsky

Where is it? Thingiverse

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Back to School DIY Design Owl Bookmark

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One typically reads a lot of books in school — either to discuss them in class, to look something up, or just to escape school life for a few hours. Normally, you don’t have enough time to finish the whole book all at once so you have to mark your spot. Instead of dog-earing the page, why not use this owl bookmark? Not only will it help you remember where you were, it also looks really pretty too.

Who made it? Clare Cunningham

Where is it? Thingiverse

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Back to School DIY Design Game of Thrones Bookmark

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Season 7 of Game of Thrones came and went so fast. And now we have to wait another year for the next season?? I guess there’s nothing to be done but be like the Starks and weather the storm. Let this bookmark be a reminder, in case school isn’t enough of a distraction.

Who made it? Gerhard Erlacher

Where is it? Thingiverse

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Back to School DIY Design Bookends

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Page holders and bookmarks are great when you’re reading something, but what about when you’re not? Keep your collection organized with these beautiful bookends!

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For the Desk or Bedroom

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Back to School DIY Design Articulating Lamps

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Some students do their homework in the evening, either because they forgot and have to do it last minute, or because they don’t want to come back from school and immediately start studying. So by the time they start, it will probably be dark already. To make reading notes or tasks easier, you can 3D print these stylish, adjustable lamps. The first can be mounted anywhere, while the second can have as many body pieces as you like!

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Back to School DIY Design Sticky Note Hanger

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A full pad of sticky notes is always a good thing to have around, but what if you don’t have a table handy? Thanks this easy-to-print hanger, you don’t need one! Simply slide the pad onto the bottom rung and you’re good to go.

Who made it? Tosh

Where is it? Thingiverse

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Back to School DIY Design London Desk Organizer

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If your desk is small, it’s important to be able to easily organize all your things. With this back to school DIY design, you can organize them all at once. It stores pencils, books, pens — you name it — and all within the lovely London skyline. What more do you need?

Who made it? Marco Autilio

Where is it? MyMiniFactory

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Back to School DIY Design Caffeine Molecule Coaster

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First it reminds you to get your coffee. Then it supports your study fuel. And finally, it helps prepare you for that upcoming chemistry test. Three useful features in one 3D print.

Who made it? Ejo Schrama

Where is it? Thingiverse

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Back to School DIY Design Laptop Supports

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Most people use a laptop for school, to write papers or prepare presentations. But having your computer on a desk can be annoying: If the desk is too small or too big, you will have trouble working. Or maybe you just want to keep your previous device off a particular surface. To help you with these problems, we present two solutions.

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Back to School DIY Design Stackable Hex Drawers

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So you’ve gone and 3D printed all your many school supplies, and now you need a place to put it all! Easier done than said with these stackable hex drawers. The beauty of these containers is you can print as many as you need, and stack them according to the space you have available!

Who made it? Dan O’Connell

Where is it? Thingiverse

For the Classroom

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Back to School DIY Design Like Stamp

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This back to school DIY design is just great. You can let people know that you like what they did, and who doesn’t like to hear that? Try giving it to your teacher and maybe they’ll start using it to show that your hard work paid off. Spread the positivity.

Who made it? Da-eun Jun

Where is it? MyMiniFactory

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Back to School DIY Design Shell Tape Holder

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What happens if you accidentally rip a sheet of paper. You need some tape, right? But as all tape holders look the same, maybe you mix yours up with a friend’s. To prevent that from happening, we present this very special tape holder in the shape of a shell. There won’t be any confusion anymore. One of the coolest back to school DIY designs we could find.

Who made it? MyMiniFactory

Where is it? MyMiniFactory

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Back to School DIY Design Multi-Color Cell Model

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With math and chemistry out of the way, it’s time to focus on biology. Presenting this 3D model of a cell, sure to help you remember the various microscopic parts.

Who made it? Mosaic Manufacturing

Where is it? Thingiverse

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Back to School DIY Design Seagull Thumbtacks

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The holidays don’t need to completely go away. Bring the sea to the classroom with these thumbtack decorators. Let them remind you of the crashing waves and the warmth of the sun on your skin.

Who made it? WallTosh

Where is it? Pinshape

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Back to School DIY Design Bob-omb Magnet

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If you have a presentation in class and want to put something on the whiteboard, these magnets will come in handy. Super Mario fans in particular will really enjoy them because they have the look of the classic Bob-omb! (And who hasn’t played a Super Mario game?)

Who made it? Michael Coyle

Where is it? Thingiverse

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Back to School DIY Design Hand Sanitizer Case

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Students (and teachers) come in contact with a lot of germs. And because there are so many people in a school, there’s not much you can do about it. Hand sanitizer is the way to go. To make sure you can use your sanitizer without having to look through your whole backpack, here’s a handy case. Simply hang it on your backpack and you will always be able to reach it.

Who made it? Miguel Alvarez

Where is it? Thingiverse

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Cases and Sets

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Back to School DIY Design Earbud Holders

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Kids aren’t usually allowed to use their mobile phones in school. And when they’re bouncing around next to earbuds in backpacks, they just make a mess. To prevent your earbud cables from getting all tangled up, here are a few different ways to store them. Knots begone! Highly practical back to school DIY designs.

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Back to School DIY Design All-In-One Case

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With all the supplies you need for school, backpacks can get really stuffed and heavy. To make things easier, you can 3D print this “all-in-one” case. This back to school DIY design provides space for a lot of different tools: You can store pens and flash drives, and it can even be used as a ruler. It basically has everything you need and doesn’t use up your space because it fits in a binder.

Who made it? Matt Parrish

Where is it? Thingiverse

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Back to School DIY Design Drafting Set

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In math class, especially in geometry, you occasionally have to draw with compasses, protractors, or rulers. It can be annoying looking for those things one by one, so we found a whole drafting set! Getting an A will be a cinch with this back to school DIY design.

Who made it? Adam Sbeglia

Where is it? Thingiverse

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Back to School DIY Design Compass

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Math class will be a breeze with this high quality compass. Printing and assembling the tool will be the hardest thing you do with it.

Who made it? Kristoffer Langvik

Where is it? Thingiverse

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