Perfectly Packaged

Explore shapes used for containing food and create suitable packaging for your very own dish

Years: 5, 6

Duration: 180mins

Curriculum Objectives: 7

Subjects: D&T, Maths, PSHE

Resource Overview

This resource, written for Bristol's Young Cook competition in conjunction with Bristol City Council Public Health and Sugar Smart Bristol, beautifully combines D.T. and maths to challenge the children to be designers with a real life purpose. Originally written for the Young Cook competition, it can easily be adapted to suit any lesson with a focus on shape nets or design.

Resource Assets


Perfectly Packaged Lesson Plan

Combining D.T. and maths to give the children an open ended challenge


Example Mood Board

Children are inherently creative and creating a mood board is a wonderful way for them to express their thinking.


Design Review

Just how well are you fulfilling the design brief and what changes could make your design even better? Time to find out!


Planning Board

Make sure you don't miss a stage in the planning process, instead be planned to perfection!


Packaging Evaluation

Did your packaging meet the criteria? Is your food perfectly packaged?

Curriculum Objectives

  • Evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria and consider the views of others to improve their work
  • Investigate and analyse a range of existing products
  • Select from and use a wider range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities
  • Use research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional, appealing products that are fit for purpose, aimed at particular individuals or groups
  • Year 6 (Age 10-11)
    • Draw 2-D shapes using given dimensions and angles.
    • Recognise, describe and build simple 3-D shapes, including making nets.