Lesson 2: Junk model animals

In this lesson the children will be designing and creating a 3-D model of a creature

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To create a 3D model of a creature

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught:

  • To use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • To use their experiences and imagination
  • To develop a wide range of art and design techniques
  • About the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: May need help in the design process as well as cutting and taping their materials and assembling the creature.


Pupils working at greater depth: Arrange limbs symmetrically, in pairs.

Can you justify where the body parts of the creature are? Does it have a mouth, for example?

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Simon Chubb,  
Art & Design specialist
Simon is a teacher, cartoonist and artist. He uses his 25 years of experience to teach art in schools and has his own workshop business ‘Scartoons’ in which children create comicA series of drawings which tell a story characters and…
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