creative projects around design + play… young makers conceptualize their own toys.

for campers entering 3-6 grades

In Toy Design, young makers think broadly about play + toys + design. Lessons in design are emphasized through specific projects like Toy-for-a-Friend (designing for an audience), Playful Prototypes (practice designing in scale), and Boxed Sets (package design). In some projects, we narrow the focus to a specific material or construction technique. For other projects, the design is open-ended. 

The overarching goal is to elevate hands-on projects from “arts-and-crafts” to “toy design” so that campers have a more sophisticated exploration in a world of design that is specifically relevant to them… and super fun!