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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 would LOVE to share your project with the growing 3DuxDesign Global Community. We post projects from all over the world on our website and social channels. Every month we pick one project to highlight and honor the designer with a free set of 3DuxDesign connectors*. 

Her's how you submit:

1. Send photos** of your project plus any sketches, brainstorming ideas, work in progress to . Even "mess-ups" are great    for sharing! 

 2. Include written description or drawings if available 

 3. Video presentation with link to youtube or vimeo

 4. Share your post on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with tag @3duxdesign 

* prize must be sent to a US address 

** any photo/video with child needs signed release (drag onto desktop, fill out and return photo of signed document) 

congratulations, your mission is accomplished and you have unlocked the secret coupon code. Use the code 


for 20% off your next purchase

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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.

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student-centered project-based learning curriculum and community project

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  • 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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