Girl Scouts Learn to 3D Print with MakerGirl

by: Olivia Cole

Back in April, MakerGirl had the pleasure of hosting a session at the Saint Andrew Parish in Chicago for Girl Scouts. This was a really fun opportunity for us to work with Girl Scouts and introduce our newer Northwestern University team to the world of MakerGirl!


The Girl Scouts were able to learn the basics about TinkerCad and how 3D printing works, while the Northwestern team was able to learn the basics about teaching during a session. It was a learning opportunity for all!


Just like our sessions on campus, we started this session with introductions and an quick explanation of what 3D printing is and how it can be applied to multiple careers. After introductions, the girls started to design their spring-themed prints, which were then printed in pink, blue, or yellow filament.


The girls left with their newly printed designs (some had theirs mailed after the session, since there were so many girls), and everyone left with a new love for STEM and 3D printing. This session was definitely a success, and makes me excited for the future of MakerGirl with our Northwestern team!

If you want your Girl Scout troop to host a MakerGirl session, email us at to learn more!