Lesson 3: Using layers and spacers

Continuing to complete their mechanisms from Lesson 2, children move on to securing these onto the pages and give their books a professional finish, using layers and spacers to hide the mechanisms

Learning Objectives

  • Completing the mechanisms and structures as detailed in the design template

  • Making the book look neater and more attractive by using layers using spacers to hide relevant parts of the mechanisms

Teacher Video: Using layers and spacers

Pupil Video: Using layers and spacers


Jack and Jill book template
Jack and Jill moving pop-up parts
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After 4 years of being a TV and radio presenter, Vicki headed to the secondary classroom where she spent 12 years teaching Design and Technology as well as PE. Working as a subject leader, she ran D&T tournaments and weekly…
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