In our world it is clear that matter out of place is ‘trash.’ Generally at the point of dislocation, stuff usually consists of leftovers or remainders – waste or unwanted material – from some activity or process. So why not make that ‘waste’ a part of a new activity and process? Why don’t we bring our curiosity to the next step of what happens to materials? Where do things go when discarded? What can you do with them? I propose that we can use these materials to make things that bring us happiness through play and can enhance our spatial skills.
Color Cubes are building blocks created from recycled wood shavings — some of the most beautiful forms created when working with wood — paired with crayon wax. They are a combination of form, color and texture, enabling a child to play and interact with the toy by building and coloring, thus expanding their spatial and language development. Educational interventions generated by the interaction with the blocks which naturally produces elevated levels of spatial language, especially in the context of collaboration, suggesting multiple ways of interacting to create an “end” product. Colored Cubes, which is played independently or as a group, facilitates collaboration and spatial strategies while building shared meaning in block play.
"Create up-cycled versatile coloring building blocks which
expand spatial and language development "
1. Material Exploration
2. Mold Process
3. Cube Creation
4. Crayon Wax Application