Finger Drum
Childs Promotional Toy
This project was a small exploration into toy design, andalso manufacturing. Designing a promotional toy comes with a unique set ofproblems. The design has to be manufactured cheap enough so that its cost canbe covered by the other items sold with it, in this case a happy meal. To fitthis role I designed a small finger drum toy. By ensuring that there wereno small or moving parts in the product I not only add to the child’s safety,but also minimize manufacturing cost. I chose to make it toy from HDPE plasticwhich offers many benefits. It’s safe for kids to chew on(though I don’t recommendit), it can hold up to the mess of spilled foods and greasy hands, and is alsoeasily recyclable. The model as showed could be mass produced for about 21cents.