Kids Designing Their Own Toys Launch Project

What would happen if we let kids design their own toys?

What kind of toys would they come up with?

Well, let’s find out…

This project explores the areas of participatory design with children, striving to create partnerships rather than test subjects or lab rats. We use the toy design process to help develop kids’ creativity and confidence. Through an interactive blog and a summer camp, we design toys together by following three simple steps; Think it, Draw it, Build it. The rest of the details are put into the kids’ amazingly capable little hands.

The Blog

Visit Playful Factory to design your own toys.

Through the blog we design toys together by sharing; toy reviews, toy research, toy safety/design tips, d.i.y. toy tutorials and toy design concepts. Share your comments, opinions, ideas, sketches, etc… The kids are motivated by the opportunity to design their own toys, the chance that it might be made into a real toy, and the rewards of free toy give aways.

The Camp

At Creativity Camp we help kids DESIGN & BUILD their own toys! They have a blast exploring, discovering, brainstorming, prototyping, and creating new toys!