blended arts steam and design thinking education for early childhood

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Watch the video and embark on your secret design challenge

Mission Invention:  Imagine, Design and Build an Invention for your Home

Begin this mission with a brainstorming activity. Think about your home and something that would make life easier or more fun for you or someone in your family.  Think about how you would design something to perform that function. 

 What will it  do?   •   Where will it go?   •    How will you design it?    How will you build it?

Creating an invention always takes a lot of creativity, thought and trial and error. Sometimes getting your ideas down on paper helps.  Let's take some notes and draw some sketches. Print and fill out the storyboard below. You can also use some graph paper to draw out your ideas

Now use 3Dux Design products, recycled cardboard and other materials in your home to build a model of your invention. Follow the instructions to submit for a chance to win prizes. If your invention is totally awesome AND unique, you may even get a 3DuxDesign Patent. 

Be sure to take time to decorate your project, photograph it with good lighting and submit a written or video description to increase your chances of winning.

  • print an idea board
  • print graph paper
  • how to win prizes   
  • claim your secret coupon

Drag this image onto your desktop to print

Drag this image onto your desktop to print

We LOVE to brag about our 3DuxDesign Innovators! Here are some ways to share:

Post your projects with us on social using the tag and hashtags @3duxdesign #3duxdesign 

Submit your project using this form for a chance to be featured on the 3DuxDesign Global Student Showcase!  

Send us photos of your project, your sketches, your story, and any videos 


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need some inspiration? 

check out some of our favorites

Who says you can't fit a square peg in a round hole? This you man designed a square elevator with a rubber band pulley system to fit in a hexagonal building. As long as the elevator cube is small enough, it will prove that theory wrong. (The elevator was actually a bit bouncy and seemed like lots of fun to ride in)

3ducks design team from Renton Washington designed a bee habitat

This all-star design team from Renton Washington was studying bees and their natural habitat. Concerned by the dwindling population, they decided to design and build a shelter to help support bees and ensure their survival. Plus, they will have an endless supply of yummy honey.

Our emotion-tracker pal project is great for little kids with lots of feelings. This activity helps them put a name and face to their emotions. You can find this project and more on our lessons page

find more 3duxdesign materials for home and school 

GOBOX Bulk Kit

gobox - classroom kit

Each  GOBOX Classroom kit comes with over 400 connectors, 500 cardboard shapes and downloadable lessons for a class of 25 - 30 students. Ages 4+


GOBOX Pro - LED lighting

Gobox Pro • LED lighting

Each  GOBOX PRO comes with over 400 connectors, 500 cardboard forms, downloadable lessons and 10 LED light kits for a class of 25 - 30  students. Ages 7+


Flexible "SiteMap" Mat

Flexible Sitemap Mat

Need the perfect mat for your architect and community projects? The "Sitemap" mat is playful, sturdy, easy-to clean and easy to store!


Cardboard Refills for Class

GO-Pack Maker Kit

Want more maker materials? The GO-PACK has lots of goodies that work with all 3Dux projects, each packed in our EXCLUSIVE backpack for engineers on the go!

student-centered project-based learning curriculum and community project

want to explore this program? 

  • easy to use and comprehensive facilitator guide

  • cross curricular and standards-aligned grades 3-6 - ELA, MATH, NGSS

  • scaffolded learning encourages independent learning and full DOK 

  • softer skills - creativity, collaboration, communication, empathy

  • students share ideas and collaborate with the 3Dux Global Community

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stem with friends remote playdates

3DuxDesign wants to help keep kids connected. let us host a STEM With Friends Remote Playdate. Send each friend a kit and we will schedule a free design/build activity for you  and 5-10 of your besties  

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