Collect & Create is a toy implemented into nurseries that encourages children to get outside, connect with nature and make art together.

Today, the average child plays outside for just over four hours a week. This is a problem as research has shown that playing outdoors can improve a their development. The package includes an information leaflet, the Collect & Create art board and finally, the bottom of the box which also serves as a tray that the child can use to collect their findings.


The types of materials found will differ depending on the seasons and location, making the artwork at each nursery unique. The boards can then be clipped onto one another forming a large art-piece of all the children’s work to then get displayed on the classroom wall. When finished, the boards can then be emptied, ready to use again.

Process images of the Collect & Create journey. From research images to sketches and prototype models.