Help your child(ren) become creators, innovators and problem-solvers so they can adapt and thrive in a dynamic world. Help them develop an innovation mindset so they are able to regroup and persist when faced with setbacks. With the right tools, resources and support, every child can make their world better.
Whether your child is new to creating, an experienced designer, a quick learner, someone who requires support, gifted, or has special needs, Makers Empire will help them learn, grow and succeed at their own skill level and at their own pace. Makers Empire’s research-backed products make it fun and easy to…
Encourage your child’s creativity and help them develop important Design Thinking, critical thinking and problem-solving skills with Makers Empire 3D. It’s really fun – and it’s FREE to use at home! With Makers Empire, your child can start designing in 3D in minutes. Begin in the Training Lab section of the app where users can do basic tutorials, pro tutorials and watch helpful videos. Efforts are rewarded with tokens and level ups that allow users to unlock new design items and competitions within the app. Browse the Makers Empire Gallery for inspiration – students create 100,000 new designs every day – or check out the entries in this month’s global Design Thinking competition.
Makers Empire school users have access to special features and content which are not available on basic accounts. School users can also share their creations with their teacher and classmates, get feedback from their teacher, and complete design and technology curriculum. If your young designer already uses Makers Empire at school, they can use their same user account at home and school to get the best experience – and it is still FREE for you. If they forget their login details you can simply ask their teacher for help.
With Makers Empire, students can devise solutions to real-life problems. They can create a design using Makers Empire software and then ask an adult to help them print it out using a 3D printer. While the virtual world in Makers Empire 3D has no limits, the practical constraints of the real world can sometimes make designing a challenge. But that’s all part of the fun! Students learn perseverance and resilience through the process of prototyping, testing and adjusting their designs. See how a 10YO invented a world-first product for diabetics or how grade 5 students helped their teacher’s toddler who has cerebral palsy or how a student created fidget toys and other 3D printed products for his schoolmates.
Makers Empire is committed to maintaining a protected, child-friendly environment and encouraging safe and responsible digital behaviours. Students are protected by the use of non-identifiable avatars and usernames that represent them in the Makers Empire world. When logging into Makers Empire for the first time, students are asked to agree to the Maker Promise, which reminds them to be creative, respectful and positive and outlines prohibited behaviour. To further encourage responsible behaviour, students are asked to provide a verifiable email address to share their designs or comment on other user’s designs.
At Makers Empire, we believe that every student has the power to make his or her world better. We know first-hand that K-8 students are capable of extraordinary achievements given an intuitive and engaging design interface and a supportive learning environment. And we’re proud and grateful to be able to help young students gain the life skills, mindsets and dispositions necessary to thrive in the 21st-century skills. Encourage your child to watch step-by-step tutorials videos to help them level up. Check out our free resources like posters, design challenges, worksheets, and measuring guides to print out and use at home.