Ways to Play: Invent

Playful activities for families - inventing

vintage toy dog


Until Sunday 28 February


Have a look at the toys in your house 

Do any of them have moving parts?  

Can you work out how they move? How are the pieces connected together? 

Have a go at drawing a design for your very own moving toy. Make sure to include lots of detail like what it will be made from and how it will move. 

You could use this toy from the museum collection as inspiration. What do you think happens to his legs when the wheels turn?  


Can you make a prototype of your toy out of recycled material? Can you make it move? 


Share your invention with us! 

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About Ways to Play

Ways to Play is a new series of playful activities for families from Tyne & Wear's museums and art galleries. Click here for more ways to play.