When we tell the kids that the first step is “please break these toys” we get bewildered looks just before the excitement and enthusiasm creeps in. In this program we deconstruct salvaged toys — even working ones — and upcycle them into something new and awesome. There is no goal, no specific problem to solve and no design restriction — just an exploration of tools and materials. As our most free-form program the kids learn a wide variety of things and almost never the same thing twice. We work with scissors, screw drivers, hand saws, cordless drills and hot glue to invent the next best-selling toy.
Curriculum Targets: The Environment, Recycling, Manufacturing, Problem Solving and Creative Play.