Family Printable Activity

Create and Make At Home

Enjoy a family Create and Make workshop at home.

Colour, cut and build to create your own design project.

This week

DIY Musical Instruments - Castanets

Issy is back with another home-made instrument.

Ask for an adult's help and follow the steps in the video to make your own castanets!

You will need: Cardboard, a ruler, bottle tops, glue, scissors, tape and colouring pencils.

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DIY Musical Instruments - Banjo

Get musical with Issy’s amazing home-made instruments.

Ask for an adult's help and follow the steps in the video to make your own banjo!

You will need: Cardboard, jar lids, rubber bands, tape, string, a ruler, glue, scissors, colouring pencils and a bowl.

Easter Special - Lamb Carton

Design and construct the Easter lamb created by the team at Alexir Partnership and learn some of the terms and techniques that go into the packaging design process.

Design your own exhibition

Bring the Design Museum to you by building your own furniture exhibition.

Feature design classics like the Wiggle Chair and the Anglepoise lamp to create the room of your dreams.

Once it's ready, why not give a tour for the whole family?

Build a box house

Play the role of the architect and construct a box building.

Add colour to the trees, cars and busses to bring it to life.

If you make more than one you can build your own street!

Make Rocking Toys

Build and colour your own rocking horse.

Then use the blank template and your imagination to design other rocking objects.

Imagination Station - Part 1

Use the shapes to make your own creations. It could be the big top at a circus, a spaceship or even a tree in a forest.
Your imagination is the only limit!

Town Design - Build a street

Build the high street for the Design Museum building.

Now try building your high street at home or even imagine a high street for the future.

My Custom Vehicle

Become a vehicle designer and create the car of your dreams.

Download, design and share your vehicles at #DesignFromHome.

DIY Musical Instruments - Spin Drum

Join Issy as she makes another home-made instrument.

Ask for an adult's help and follow the steps in the video to make your own spin drum!

You will need: Cardboard, a chop stick, a stick, bottle tops, beads, tape, string, scissors, a pencil, a rubber and colouring pencils.

Imagination Station - Part 2

Use the shapes to make your own creations.

It could be a satellite, a house or even a mountain.

Why not add the shapes from the last imagination station for more possibilities.

DIY DJ Masks

Take to the decks with Issy’s amazing home-made DJ masks.

Ask for an adult's help and follow the steps in the video.

Choose your favourite songs and put on a show for your family!

You will need: Cardboard, tape, string, foil, crisp packets, paper, glue, scissors and a pencil.

Spinning Animation

Use the template to make your own animated nodding lamp.

Try your own ideas using the blank template to create other animations.

DIY Shoe Design

Join Issy to learn about trainer design.

Ask for an adult's help and follow the steps in the video to make your own paper shoes!

You will need: The printed worksheet, hole punch, string, sticks, tape, glue, scissors and colouring pencils.

Imagination Station - Part 3

Use the shapes to make your own creations.

It could be a lion tamer’s stand, a skyscraper or a tiny hat. Your imagination is the only limit!

Add the parts to the Imagination Station parts 1 and 2 for more possibilities.

Imagination Station - Part 4

Use the shapes to make your own creations.

Add this sheet to the first three Imagination stations to make entire scenes of amazing designs; towns, forests or weird and wonderful worlds.

Your imagination is the only limit!

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