Creative Thinking Prompt: Design A Toy
Step One: Research past and present toys.
Which ones do you like? Why?
Which ones do you not like? Why?
Which characteristics of the toys you picked could you use in your new toy?
What parts from your favorite toy could you use in your new toy?
Now ⇒ Think About Your Toy Design
What type of toy do you want to make?
What materials will your toy be made from?
What can you do with it?
Why is it fun to play with?
Who will play with this toy?
Who will buy this toy?
How will someone play with it?
Step Two: Sketch out your design.
Step Three: Invent your toy.
Use recyclables and items found around the house to design your toy.
Introduce your toy to someone. Let them ask questions about your toy.
Step Four: Revise your toy design.
Step Five: Name your toy. Write a brief description on how to play with your toy.
Step Six: Marketing
Where will you sell your toy?
Design a logo and brand name.
How will you package your toy?
What will your toy cost?
How is your toy different than other toys?
Why would someone buy your toy?
Happy Toy Inventing!