What is Halloween and why do we celebrate it?

Halloween is an annual holiday celebrated each year on October 31, and Halloween 2019 occurs on Thursday, October 31. It originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honour all saints; soon, All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, donning costumes and eating sweet treats.

Halloween Parties

By the 1920s and 1930s, Halloween had become a secular but community-centred holiday, with parades and town-wide Halloween parties as the featured entertainment. Despite the best efforts of many schools and communities, vandalism began to plague some celebrations in many communities during this time.

By the 1950s, town leaders had successfully limited vandalism and Halloween had evolved into a holiday directed mainly at the young. Due to the high numbers of young children during the fifties baby boom, parties moved from town civic centres into the classroom or home, where they could be more easily accommodated.

Between 1920 and 1950, the centuries-old practice of trick-or-treating was also revived. Trick-or-treating was a relatively inexpensive way for an entire community to share the Halloween celebration. In theory, families could also prevent tricks being played on them by providing the neighbourhood children with small treats.

Thus, a new American tradition was born, and it has continued to grow. Today, Americans spend an estimated $6 billion annually on Halloween, making it the country’s second-largest commercial holiday after Christmas.

3D Printed Halloween Decoration Ideas

Skeleton (Snaps together and moveable)

A stylized skeleton made of bones that can be easily assembled without any glue, twine or bolts.

Arms, legs, spine and even fingers are moveable. It has similar constraints to a real skeleton. Works great as a toy, Halloween decoration or just something cool that can sit on your desk. If you like you could even put it on puppet strings. Or put a rope around its neck and hang it in your car.

Ghost Bat

Add Ghost Bat to your Halloween decorations this year. He is as scary as he is cool, with multiple loops along his spine and wings, you can hang him in multiple orientations. All you need is a push pin and some fishing line.


Frankenstein’s Monster with Removable Brain

This Halloween, print Frankenstein’s Monster. He has updated bolts, stitches, and a removable brain! You can even use his head as a chip bowl for your Halloween party.

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Zipper Magnet

A unusual magnet for your refrigerator. Make it look like it’s zipped open with a finger pointing out to a note, you think is important to remember.

Celtic Skull (Hollow)

The famous Celtic skull from Artec (3D scanners). Made hollow so you can put an LED light under it. The original model here.

Creepy Halloween Spiders

Posing the legs makes these spiders appear larger, more animated, and extra creepy! Once a spider has finished printing remove it from the build plate and use a heat-gun, lightbulb, or other heat sources to soften leg joints and pose them. For the most lifelike appearance, be sure to bend the legs upward at the body first, and try to get sharp angles on the leg joints. The mouthparts can be bent downward to appear more authentic as well.

Halloween Candelabrum

Halloween Web spyder

This spider prints in 3-4 min and will help you add and some spooky charm for Halloween!

Halloween Kittens

Halloween peeking kittens.

Giant Posable Halloween Spider

This thing is FREAKING HUGE. Perfect for Halloween.

Halloween City – Wall Picture

Halloween Hand

This is a Halloween themed hand that can be used either as a candle holder or flipped upside down, it’s great for holding small items, like a small pumpkin.

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Hope you found these 3D printing Halloween decoration ideas useful. If you are about to 3D print any and decorate your Halloween party, please share them with us on any social media and tag us with @Smartie.Store so we can see them! Happy Halloween!

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