Hands-On Design Fun - SchoolhouseTeachers.com

Hands-On Design Fun

Length: 41 weeks
Content-type: Text-based
Age/Grade: 2nd – 6th Grades
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How to Use This Course

Hands-On Design Fun challenges students to create three-dimensional projects using a range of materials including fabric, paper, cardboard, and more. The elements of design criteria, prototypes, review, and presentation of final product are explored.

Course Introduction

Hands-On Design Fun starts on an introductory level and gradually moves into more advanced design techniques. It is designed to help students develop critical thinking skills and understand how various types of everyday objects can be made to work together and interact.

Unit One: Fabric Bunting

  • Evaluating Bunting
  • Designing Our Bunting
  • Templates
  • Running Stitch
  • Selecting Fabrics
  • Joining Fabrics and Evaluating

Unit Two: Moving Pictures: Traditional Tales

  • Let’s Explore
  • Sliders
  • Levers
  • Wheels
  • Designing
  • Making

Unit Three: Our Fabric Faces

  • Exploring Fabrics
  • Making Hair
  • Joining Fabrics
  • Face Shapes and Templates
  • Designing Our Fabric Faces
  • Making Our Fabric Faces

Unit Four: Juggling Balls

  • Product Analysis
  • Designing
  • Tie Dye
  • Filling and Hemming
  • Decorating Textiles
  • Shaping and Joining

Unit Five: Mechanical Posters

  • Mechanical Systems
  • Levers and Linkages
  • Designing
  • Prototypes
  • Finishing a Product
  • Review and Evaluate

Unit Six: Felt Phone Cases

  • Developing the Design Criteria
  • Designs
  • Step-by-Step Plan
  • Selecting Stitches
  • Step-by-Step Plan
  • Decorations and Fastenings

Unit Seven: Marbulous Structures

  • Exploring Structures
  • Marble Run Bridges
  • Developing Practical Skills
  • Timed Marble Run Challenge
  • Making the Marble Run and Final Evaluation


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