A soft toy of the development of the human face at about week 8 when the palatine shelves of the maxillary prominences join to form the palate. Click on any image to enlarge.
The fabric used was stretch fabric. In the following photos of the pattern pieces the background grid is 100mm x 100mm. We chose colours to match this online video: http://www.indiana.edu/~anat550/hnanim/face/face.html
Frontonasal prominence - teal blue
Mandibular prominence (lower part of pharyngeal arch 1) - maroon
Maxillary prominences (upper part of pharyngeal arch 1) - purple. A short open-ended zip is incorporated between the two prominences.
Other arches - grey
Medial nasal process - yellow and Lateral nasal processes - pale green
Once sewn up the pieces were filled with dacron and hand sewn together.
The eyes are made of ping pong balls covered with white knit fabric
Keywords: Teaching, Anatomy, Development, Palate, Mandible, Maxilla, Science, Biology
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