V&A Dundee

Design Busters

☎️ brring, brring! ☎️ Who ya gonna call for this month's design challenge?

We've been shortlisted for a Fantastic for Families award in the 'Best Family Arts Activity category' for #DesignBusters 🎉

We’ve put together loads of design challenges for you enjoy at home with your family.

Did you hear? Our free #DesignBusters activity book is now available to download and print at home!

This year we’ve shared 18,500 copies with families all across the country through communities, family support charities, foodbanks, prison family visiting hubs, children's hospitals, libraries and schools.

Watch this month’s video below or call our free Design Busters phoneline to hear the latest design challenge, then put on your thinking caps and help us solve the problem!

☎️ 0800 048 9968

All of our previous challenges are at the bottom of this page for you to try out. Join V&A Dundee’s gang of creative problem solvers and shows us what you can do, tag your favourites on social media using #DesignBusters

Future Playscape

Design can be used to change the places we live, learn and play in.

Today's challenge is: Design a future adventure space for your city. What would your dream place to play look like?

Good luck!

People working at a table on crafts.

Design Busters kit

Create your very own Design Busters kit by gathering some simple materials from around your home. The list below might give you some ideas, but use your imagination to create the best kit ever.

Paper straws, tin foil, baking paper, kitchen roll tubes, paper plates, magazines, doilies, pegs, twist ties...

Recycling box
Clean cardboard, milk cartons, plastic packaging, lids, cereal boxes, tin cans, junk mail...

Paper clips, blutac, tape, glue, pencils/pens/crayons, old jotters, hole-punch, post-its...

Around the house
Newspapers, gift wrap, tissue, playdoh, lego, broken toys, paint swatches...

Sewing box
Wool, thread, buttons, fabric scraps, ribbon, rounded scissors...

Garden or garage
Twine, twigs, pebbles, wooden lollipop sticks, netting, silver blanket...

Previous Challenges

Missed out on a previous challenge?

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