Brett Kent

Toy Design

Lesson Plan Published 10/9/14 Last updated on 5/16/18

This was a project completed by year 2 students (7 year olds) to design and 3D print a toy. This project was designed to run alongside a unit of work the students did in their classroom looking at the history of toy production and design elements. The students used Photoshop to design and print their toys.

  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

Age Levels
Custom Standards
BES1.1 IC S1.2 LTS1.3 P P S1.4 P SS1.5 ESS1.6 INVS1.7 DMS1.8 UT S1.9

3D printer, Adobe Photoshop CC or higher.  

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Bronwen Wade-Leeuwen

Posted on 10/7/19 12:11:16 PM Permalink

Enjoyed looking at the Toy Design with Stage 2.- thank you Brett.​

Shafiq Rehman

Posted on 9/4/19 11:51:00 PM Permalink

​Thanks for sharing

William Cortez

Posted on 6/13/19 10:08:48 AM Permalink

​This is impressive especially that your students are in grade 2. Thanks for sharing.

Janet Wentum

Posted on 2/10/16 5:18:51 AM Permalink

How do you get the material to make the toy? What 3D printer do you recommend? I'm interested in this project. Thank you.

Brett Kent

Posted on 2/11/16 2:47:00 AM Permalink

We used PLA to create the prints. I have a cubeX, however I would recommend to anyone in an education setting that they may be better to purchase several less expensive printers, rather than one expensive one.

Janet Wentum

Posted on 2/11/16 4:37:38 AM Permalink

Thank you!

Monika Riedel

Posted on 2/10/16 12:46:18 AM Permalink

Thank you for a great resource. I appreciate the links.

Claire Richards

Posted on 1/11/16 6:27:13 PM Permalink

I love the inclusion of history in the project, adds depth.