Designing our own Toys
As part of our “Build it Up” topic, Apollo Class have been designing their own toys.
‘We started by having a discussion about which toys we like to play with and talked about what they would like to make. The first step was for them to draw a picture of the toy which they then shared,’ explained class teacher Nick.
‘Amongst the designs they came up with was their mum, an owl, a rocket and a bus.
We then learnt that 3D printing makes an object by slowly building up layers one at a time and that it could be used to make copies of things. We talked about what the front of the object was – where one student had drawn a lion’s face, he then had to draw a body to complete the lion, another decided that he wanted people to be in the car he was making and so he drew them onto his picture.
The pictures were scanned and modelled in 3D and then they were printed.
All of the pupils were very excited, they couldn’t believe how good their toys were and they were very proud of the work they had done.’