Toy Production


Elementary Engineering and Design Thinking

During this 7-week workshop, students will learn how to design and build fun toys, gadgets and/or prototype products designed to meet a disabled child’s needs or to develop a new solution. First, they research the therapeutic needs of the disabled child and brainstorm innovative ways toys can meet those needs. To refine the design, the students present mockups to the child, family, therapists and/or client and collect feedback. As they build the product, students learn to use different tools and technologies. At exhibition time, the child and family are invited to a ceremony where the final version of the toy is presented.

P.S To maintain our courses fresh course projects may change from time to time.

Application: Open
Entry Age: 9-12; 13+ |Duration: circa. 30hrs
Mode: Project-based

Upcoming commencement dates: Week starting July 2024, every Thursday 9AM-1:30PM OR 5-8PM

Summer enrollments made before 15th of March 2024 benefit from Early-Enrollment Discounts. Use coupon code: EarlySummerEnrollment24

This course may also be part of the InnovativeKids Summer School package. Learn more
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Course Description

Course Overview

Can students design and create an innovative, therapeutic toy for a child with special needs?

This course in Toy Design and Manufacture, will call on participants to become entrepreneurialcreative problem-solvers through a design and make approach.

In this course, participants will learn about and apply different areas of technology, namely the engineering design process, resistant materials, textiles, mechanisms and electronics,  to create an innovative product that will address the needs, wants and values of the intended user. During the manufacturing process, participants will learn the necessary procedures to work safely and effectively. After producing their final product, participants will engage in an analysis and evaluation of their work and work of others, taking in consideration the social, moral, economic and environmental impact of their toy.

This course will foster independent learning and critical thinking in participants, which are the skills needed for today’s fast changing modern society.

Topics include:

  • The Engineering Design Process
  • Resistant Materials and Textiles
  • Electronics
  • Mechanical systems
  • Learning how to do effective Research
  • Drawing Methods and Computer aided Design
  • Idea Generation
  • Design Thinking, Manufacturing and Packaging
  • Product Idea Pitching and presenting

Throughout this Learning Experience each student will:

 Cultivate a problem solving mindset while researching new solutions and design methods.

✓  Learn how to use effective Design thinking to create toy mock ups for testing and analysis.

✓ Learn how to use mathematical concepts and elements of engineering in a fun and creative way.

✓ Use design insight to create User friendly and easy to use toy functionalities.

✓ Engage with different technologies 

✓ Earn an Official Certificate of Course Completion and Skills acquired. This is a trusted and brilliant way to showcase their new skills!

This course is developed and designed by InnovativeKids an innovative educational hub aimed at promoting Creativity and Innovation through a wide spectrum of subject areas. With its founding mission biased towards 21st century skill-acquisition and multidisciplinary learning.

All workshops are designed and delivered by professionals in their respective fields.

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Shared classroom resources Policy ⓘ

All activities are inclusive of Shared-Classroom resources. These resources include shareable pencils, reusable tools and equipment, and general materials. Personal-use consumable resources are not included and must be purchased by the student. Personal use consumables include: personal toolkits, specific materials, clay, painting paper etc… which are consumed and/or taken home by the student after individual use.

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— Ken Robinson

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InnovativeKids Malta

InnovativeKids by AK Malta was conceived as an idea to promote INNOVATION and CREATIVITY through inter-disciplinary learning experiences aimed at 21st century knowledge and skills.


In today and tomorrow’s world students require multidomain knowledge and skills. We break the mould of teaching by subject. Through our project-based system students are able to learn mathemathics, literacy and history through the arts. They are able to mix knowledge from different domains to come up with a creative solution or outcome.


Our competence-oriented approach allows students to learn through their own mistakes, reflect and improve. It allows students the space and time for errors and correction. A system which aims to reshape how students portray Failure.


Motivation like in anything else in life is a key aspect in a child’s learning experience. When learning is joyful and desirable, students are hungry to learn on their own, without outside persuasion

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