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Playful Factory: Wooden Pull-Along Toy Concepts

This is my favorite part of the design process! We now get to share our new toy ideas with each other. In whatever form you can, submit your ideas as a comment to this post. Draw a sketch, make a prototype (clay, playdough, paper, etc...), or do anything else that helps others know what your new toy idea is.

Guidelines for Sharing Your Designs

  • Give your toy a name (get creative).
  • Include a brief description about your toy (special features, etc...). Include the age of the designer.
  • Include the name of the designer (it could be fun to make up a "designer" name, kind of like a pen name for a writter).
  • Attach a JPEG image to your comment.
If you need help sketching your ideas here is a free program that makes it easier... Aviary. I prefer their vector editor, but their image editor is also very good. To save they require you login, but I usually just take a screen shot. You can also just sketch your idea on paper and scan it in... or take a picture of it. If you have any problems posting, just email me and I can help with file formats or whatever else you might need: collin[at]playfulfactory[dot]com From the submitted designs, I will choose one to make into a real toy. I also will provide a tutorial on how to make your own version of that toy at home. Playful Factory will randomly select one kid from those that participated to win a free toy! Good luck! Here are a few of my ideas:

Pull-A-Song

Details: Using similar technology as a music box, have the toy make music play as you pull the toy along. The faster you go, the faster the song plays. This could be fun to make multiple modular pieces that you can combine and make different songs with.

Tied Elephants

Details: A family of elephants tied together by their trunks and tails. This toy is fun to pull around and when you get tired you can site and practice your knots... Helps develop the skill to tie shoes.

Putt Putt Pull-Along

Details:This is a two person toy. One person pull the train of cars along while the other putts the ball through the trains. Each train is a different size and the putter will get more points for making it through the smaller train. Keep score and see who can score the most in 5 putts. I look forward to seeing what you come up with!!!

  1. admin
    August 30th, 2010 at 10:05 | #1

    Age: 6
    Designer: Brooklyn
    Name of Toy: Chicks

    Design: It is a momma chicken with three little
    chicks. The one with the arrow is in a egg.
    Special Effects: When you pull the toy the
    chick pops in and out of the egg. Her inspiration is a chicken costume
    she saw in our closet.

  • admin
    August 27th, 2010 at 07:25 | #2

    kylee :

    Age: 7 year old
    Designer: Sally
    Name of Toy: Sheila

    Design: A Doll, you can ask her a question and then you set her on the floor and she answers. She’s very flexible and you bend her arms to say bye and hi.
    Additional Special Effect: Push a button and she sings.

  • admin
    August 27th, 2010 at 07:24 | #3

    kylee :

    Age: 4 Year Old
    Designer: Fire Boy
    Name of Toy: Champ

    Design: Blue Dinosaur with Blue Stripes
    Special Effect: He chomps when you pull him

  • admin
    August 27th, 2010 at 07:24 | #4

    We apologize that your sketches did not post. We have put in a request to our maintenance crew to have that fixed.

    Age: My Youngest barely 2 years old
    Designer: Trissy Cute
    Name of Toy: Shirt

    Design: Golf Cart with a diaper and a shirt.
    Special effect: Wipes her nose

    I just write it like she said it. Obviously mom helped with sketch.

  • kylee
    August 26th, 2010 at 19:50 | #5

    Age: 7 year old
    Designer: Sally
    Name of Toy: Sheila

    Design: A Doll, you can ask her a question and then you set her on the floor and she answers. She’s very flexible and you bend her arms to say bye and hi.
    Additional Special Effect: Push a button and she sings.

  • kylee
    August 26th, 2010 at 19:47 | #6

    Age: 4 Year Old
    Designer: Fire Boy
    Name of Toy: Champ

    Design: Blue Dinosaur with Blue Stripes
    Special Effect: He chomps when you pull him

  • kylee
    August 26th, 2010 at 19:44 | #7

    Age: My Youngest barely 2 years old
    Designer: Trissy Cute
    Name of Toy: Shirt

    Design: Golf Cart with a diaper and a shirt.
    Special effect: Wipes her nose

    I just write it like she said it. Obviously mom helped with sketch.

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