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clever inventions to make + play!

for anyone in K-2nd grades

*also offered for 3rd-6th grades

In Toy Design, makers think broadly about play + toys + design. Lessons in design are emphasized through specific projects like ‘toy-for-a-friend’ (designing for an audience), miniatures (designing in scale) and boxed toy sets (package design). In some projects, we narrow the focus to a specific material or technique; for others, the subject is concrete (like a dollhouse or costume accessory), but the design is open-ended. Favorites include “ocean in a bottle,” shadow boxes, miniature environments, kaleidoscopes, mustachios and simple games.