Objective was to create an object that inspires learning, play, or investigation. I chose to create a toy that teaches children (4-8) to have a better understanding of structure by building forms based on orthographic drawings. Inspired by tetris blocks, I made a total of 6 different types of building blocks (5 each). I sectioned off the box so that clean up is also a way of learning the different shapes and all the shapes will fit nicely into the box without any hassle. The child may choose to build base off the pictures or if they have a structure in mind they are free to build whatever they want. Both methods allow the children to have a stronger structural foundation.
Materials used : 2x4 Pine, 1/8" Baltic Birch, 1/4" Baltic Birch. All finished with Salad Bowl Finish.