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Polaroid made a pen that lets you draw candy bars

Polaroid takes another step in the field of 3D print pens with candyplay 3D pencils, replacing plastic with melted candy so you can eat it when your masterpiece is complete.

The idea of candyplay 3D pen is not entirely new, as upgraded 3D printers appear to be blowing edible material instead of PLA plastic.

Children also have access to the 3D print pen, which has been flinging melted chocolate since 2015.

The CandyPlay 3D pen is completely manual, so anyone can start creating without having to learn to use software to design or set up the 3D model first.

Unlike a chocolate pen, the candy material used here is solid enough when cold enough to be layered to build 3D models slowly.

The CandyPlay 3D pen, which sells for about $50, comes with four strawberry-flavored candy cartridges, and there are six different sweet flavors to choose from (strawberries, oranges, apples, grapes, lemons and cola).

Edible printing materials appear to be sugar-free and suitable for vegetarians, and candy cartridges are not large.

Cartridges per flavor are available for approximately $28 for 40 candy cartridges or about $32 for the multi-flavored taste of 48 cartridges (8 of each flavor).

Polaroid seems to be following the inkjet printer and making most of its money from cartridges, however, if the pen's popularity increases, you can expect to see cheaper third-party cartridges available at more competitive prices.

Using polaroid CandyPlay 3D looks easy enough, connecting it (there's no rechargeable battery), waiting until the LED tells you the heating mechanism is warm enough, and then press the button to hang the candy intermittently or continuously if you don't want to hold the button down all the time.

Polaroid recommends starting some of the stencils it offers for download through its website so users can learn how the pen works by putting the design under the butter sheet to create an edible dessert.