Design's cool!

Creative Design and Tinker workshops for kids 7-13 yrs

Hands-on Skills + Tools

Making + Creating

Exploring Sustainable Materials

Design-thinking + Problem Solving

Fun + Encouraging Learning environment

Thurs afternoon 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Limited places - 8 per Class

$280 per 10 week term block

Book now for Term 3 2020

Paper fundamentals

 design, explore + create using paper

This term our Design’s cool! kids will be:

Making recycled paper.

Building their own paper-making kit.

Designing and making Papercrete planters.

Making Paper clay and Paper-Mache sculptures.

Learning to make wire armatures.

Learning paper cutting + folding techniques to make lampshades,

mobiles and/or other cool creations.

Exploring and experimenting during weekly tinker time.

Designing and making their own final term design project piece.


Design’s cool! - Program details

Have you got a budding designer, engineer, artist or inventor in the making?

Make&Meld’s design school for kids and teens (7 – 13 years) is a unique program focusing on hands-on skills, the exploration of materials, and the design-thinking approach to making, creating, and designing.

The program aims to develop kids’ confidence and skills using a range of mainly low-tech tools and techniques to design and make their own creations using low-cost sustainable materials.

Key skills for the future developed in a fun learning environment

By introducing the design-thinking approach, kids are inspired to think creatively, to experiment, to plan, analyse and reflect, to consider the environment and society in their design solutions, and to have the confidence to shape their world for the better.

Throughout the program we focus on using the design-thinking approach to problem solving and link creativity and the arts with principles of science and engineering, all within the context of a fun and engaging hands-on learning environment.

Timetable and Enrolments

Design's cool! weekly classes are held from 3:30 – 5.30pm on Thursday afternoon and are structured to include both guided learning and free play and will include:

  • A Design component in which kids will be introduced to maker materials and design techniques.

  • A Tinker component in which kids will use the design skills, tools and techniques they’ve learnt to engage independently with materials and work on their own design projects.


With places limited to 8 students – Make&Meld Design's cool! classes are required to be booked in 10-week term blocks – $280 per term (10% discount for second child)


& Problem solving
  Making & Creating
Hands-on Skills
Exploring Sustainable Materials
Exploring Sustainable Materials
Hands-on Skills


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