New Uses for Existing Products


Working with products brought from home, student teams choose an item to redesign. They sketch the new product and create a name, purpose, target customer, and advertising slogan. Teams present their products and the class votes for the most likely to succeed. Warm-up and follow-up activities are included.

Suggested Classes:

Art, Retail, Fashion Merchandising, Clothing

State and National Standards:

Arizona, California, Washington, National


Suggested Materials:

  • Paper
  • Reusable products (household products, kitchen utensils, clothing, cans, shoes, sporting equipment, toys, etc.)
  • Poster boards
  • Labels, pens, glue sticks, etc.