- D & T
3D shapes from 2D drawings
Making card models from nets
- 30-59 mins
Simple sliders and levers can be used to create movement in a picture. These types of mechanism are used to greatly increase how engaging a picture is in a card or a book.
This could be used in Key Stage 1 as a stand-alone activity or as an introduction to a design and make project, such as:
In this activity, pupils will make models of a simple slider and a lever from card.
The activity sheet includes teachers' notes, useful web links, and links (where appropriate) to the national curriculum in each of the four devolved nations; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
All activity sheets and supporting resources are free to download, and all the documents are fully editable, so you can tailor them to your students' and your schools' needs.