The Lesson Plans below are intended for 2-3 weeks each and materials will be provided based on a 2 weekly time frame.


Each art lesson must start with a visual reference and an explanation of what you are creating. How the toy works, what is it, when it was used..

We urge teachers to save images on a USB which they can plug into a whiteboard at the school in your classroom to keep up for the children to reference. You may also bring in your own computer or iPad to show the children the images which you have saved. Most schools have a secure internet system which don’t allow teachers to search on google or Youtube so please be prepared.


  • 5 min enter class
    take jackets off, sit down, do the register and eat snacks
  • 5 min explain lesson with examples and interaction (asking questions)
  • 40 min practical lesson
  • 10 min pack up
    tidy up, put jackets on, tuck chairs in, line up

*It is important that you leave the classroom as entered* 

Pro Tip: if there is time once the children are packed up do a show and tell. Allow a few students to show and explain what they made, which colours they used etc..

Leave the supplies in the storage box and store in a safe place allocated by the school

Remember! Don’t forget to play with your toy when it is completed!

Toy Making Club Lesson Plans

Flextangles. See More

Before Activity:  Show images of flextangles and video if possible. Flexagons are paper models that can be flexed to reveal hidden faces.


  • Card
  • Template
  • Pen
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Tape (optional)


Cup & Ball Game. see link

Before Starting: Explain what a cup and ball game is. 

Learning Discussion: Students will be able to discuss why Native Americans used Dream Catchers


  • Yogurt cups or paper cups
  • 12” skewer
  • Large round wood beads and a few small beads
  • Yarn
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue (Adults only)
  • Colorful duct (optional)

Lolly Stick Airplane. see link


2 large craft sticks
2 mini craft sticks
1 bead
1 clothes pin

Rattle Drums. see link


  • 2 mason jar lids **replace this with end of paper cup*
  • Balloons
  • Small Beads
  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • String- cut to 10”
  • Skewer
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Hot Glue (Adults only)

Ball Drop Game. see link


  • Cardboard Tube
  • Hole Punch
  • Wood Beads
  • Scissors
  • Straws
  • Duct Tape (optional)

Pocket Abacus. see link


  • empty crayon box
  • paint (optional)
  • scissors
  • tape
  • pony beads
  • bamboo skewers
  • pin/toothpick
  • pencil and ruler