The Extraordinaires® Design Studio: Clothing
The Extraordinaires® are over the top characters with extraordinary needs. It’s your job to design the inventions they require to fit their worlds.
Imagine in the not-to-distant future that wearable technology is now an everyday thing. We have self-cleaning shirts and protective GPS clothing that automatically calls a search drone when lost. Imagine all of these inventions have been created by your child or student. Now imagine yourself paving the first stepping stone on their design journey by giving them The Extraordinaires® Design Studio.
The Extraordinaires® Design Studio is a powerful learning tool that introduces children to the world of design, teaching them the foundations of great design in a fun and engaging way. The Extraordinaires® are your clients, over the top characters with extraordinary needs, and it’s the job of your student or child to design the inventions they require to fit their worlds.
Choose your design client, from a Snow Queen to a Tribal Child - even a Circus Acrobat. Look at the exceptionally detailed illustrated character cards to learn more about them and their needs. Once you’ve chosen your Extraordinaire, pick a clothing project: it could be footwear for a Gingerbread Man or protective clothing for a Rap Star. With over 36 design combinations, young minds will be entertained for hours.
A good designer always asks lots of questions, so pick a Think Card to guide you through the 3 step design process of Research, Design and Improve. Could your invention be made bigger or smaller? Could it be made with more sustainable materials? Using the Think Cards helps develop critical thinking skills which are essential in the 21st Century.
Download the free iOS and Android App featuring The Extraordinaires® Design Gallery to share and celebrate your ingenious invention designs. Visit our official website for free education resources for parents, teachers and home-schoolers, which are perfect for complimenting the STEM/STEAM curriculum.
Do you have any questions?
Call +44 (0)2890 315600 or email us and we will get our experts right on it.
Find our recommended Christmas shipping deadlines on the ‘Delivery Information’ tab below.
If you live in Canada please check the 'Delivery Information' tab.
Snap ‘catch-lock’ case for easy opening and securing all of your designs and cards.
Made from strong yet durable plastic to withstand daily wear and tear and the occasional drop.
Portable and compact, perfect for keeping your young designers entertained while on the go.
No batteries needed – no leads, no charging, fuelled only by your child’s or student’s imagination.
Neat, organised compartment system for storing your designs and materials.
No assembly required, just open your set and jump into the world of design.
Download The Extraordinaires® Design Studio free STEM/STEAM based lesson plan, perfect for teachers and home-schoolers looking for new ways to engage young minds.
Free iOS and Android App featuring The Extraordinaires® Design gallery, to share and celebrate your designs.
Teaches children the basics of great design (and designing for others) in a meaningful, fun and engaging way.
Parents and teachers can use the Extraordinaires® Design Studio to introduce young minds to design-thinking concepts vital to their success in the 21st century.
Hours of imaginative fun for kids, boosting their creativity and empathy.
6 Extraordinaires Cards – Choose your design client.
6 Project Cards – Pick a clothing project.
10 Think Cards – A good designer always asks lots of questions.
Idea Pad – Capture up to 40 of your ingenious invention designs on the idea pad, inspired by real world design studios. Once your idea pad is complete, order your refill pad from our website or you can download our idea sheet for free.
Designer’s Pen – designed for comfort and smooth, gliding lines, just what designers rely on when sketching their ideas.
Drawing Case - Tactile and ergonomically designed to fit perfectly in the hands of young designers.
Instructions – Clear, easy-to-follow instructions to help you get designing magnificent buildings instantly.
Recommended from ages 10+
We will arrange for the products to be delivered to the address for delivery indicated in your order.
We use a third party logistics company to pack products for delivery. Orders placed before 12pm GMT are usually dispatched on same day, orders placed after 12pm GMT are usually dispatched the next working day. Please note that UK public holidays may cause delays. We do however guarantee that unless there are exceptional circumstances all deliveries of products will be dispatched within 3 working days of the order confirmation.
Most orders are dispatched using Royal Mail. Unless requested, we do not include a tracking service. During busy periods, especially in December, please allow for extra delivery time. Once outside the UK, deliveries can be affected by postal service delays in local countries.
If a delivery goes missing in the postal system, we will wait for 28 working days to allow its way back before replacing or refunding.
PLEASE NOTE: Orders to Canada from our website have been experiencing significant delays. This is due to the Canada Post strike and is unfortunately outside of our control.
Christmas Shipping Deadlines
UK - December 17th
Mainland Europe - December 14th
USA - December 13th
Rest of World - December 7th
T&C: During busy periods, especially in December, we recommend you allow for extra delivery time. Once outside the UK, deliveries can be affected by postal service delays in local countries.
Want to try it yourself?
Try our free downloadable design project, giving you everything you need to create your first Extraordinaires® design, including a Character card, Project card, Think card and project paper to draw and annotate your design.