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Flat pack resource box

Christmas in a Box

Are Santa's Elves engineers? How do they get so many products made up and transported around the world? One trick is to flatpack everything! Find out about how products are made from flat materials and put together afterwards in this resource box.

Here you can find the lesson plan and presentation to accompany the WMG Outreach flat pack resource box for primary schools. We would like to send a huge thank you to our Technical crew for making the products in the boxes we have posted out to schools. Beth Haynes, Joe Benjamin and Ehm Altaf - thank you so much - this would not have been possible without your help.

Are you here for the snowflakes from the Global Science Show? Click here!

Available on this page: lesson plan, presentation, feedback form, printable templates, and additional files.

Ideas and Inspiration

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How does Father Christmas get around the world so fast? He's not sleigh-zy.
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Are you the kind to hide away with snacks for Winter? So is this squirrel!
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Don't follow this star - but follow our instructions to make your own!
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Hang this bauble on your tree
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Something witty goes here, deer.
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A laser cut Christmas tree. A complicated way to turn a tree into a smaller tree.
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Joe Benjamin and Ehm Altaf making our 3D printed items.
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Beth Haynes making our laser cut Christmas trees.

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Lesson Plan

Available as a Word Document or as a PDF.

Presentation

Available as a Powerpoint presentation or as a static presentation (PDF). Click a link to download the files.

N.B.: animated images/videos won't appear in the PDF version but the files are provided in this page if you want to use them.

Feedback form

Please let us know what you thought of these resources - we are always ready and willing to learn from the experiences of teachers using our ideas. A feedback form is available here.

Printable templates

Snowflake 1

Snowflake 2

Snowflake 3

Template as a PDF file ready to print

A picture of some paper snowflakes

Cut out version

a snowflake templatea paper snowflake templatea paper snowflake template

Star

Template as a PDF file ready to print

paper star assembled

Assembled version

paper star template page 1paper star template page 2

Preview image of the template

Sleigh

Template as a PDF file ready to print

paper sleigh assembled

Assembled version

paper sleigh template

Preview image of the template

Squirrel

Template as a PDF file ready to print

paper squirrel assembled

Assembled version

Paper squirrel template

Preview image of the template

Stag

Template as a PDF file ready to print

paper stag assembled

Assembled version

Paper stag template

Preview image of the template

Bauble

Template as a PDF file ready to print

paper bauble

Assembled version

Paper bauble template

Preview image of the template

Additional videos and images

Video

You can also download the files used to laser cut some of the items featured in these products by clicking here. Please note that the bookshelf item also used 3D printed bracket components.