makedo Cardboard Construction Toolkit$14.99
Tools for creativity, thinking & play
makedo is a simple-to-use, open-ended system of tools for creative cardboard construction.
Designed for girls and boys, young and old, individuals and groups of all skill levels, makedo allows you to build imaginative and useful creations from upcycled and repurposed everyday cardboard. The awesomeness of makedo is that children learn by doing, creating, experimenting, failing and succeeding.
makedo comes to life in collaborative creative environments such as classrooms, maker spaces, museums and, of course, homes. Enter into the world of playful cardboard construction with this excellent starter kit.
Why we love this cool product
Jane says: “The next generation of fixers, makers, engineers, artists and inventors are the young kids of today. The amazing thing is that children are natural creators and problem-solvers. It's our job as grown-ups to help them not to lose that confidence as they grow up, and instead nurture and develop it. makedo is fantastic because you can make big and exciting things from used cardboard.”
Warning: Not suitable for children under three years.
The kit contains 30 reusable parts:
- 21x Scru
- 7x XL Scru
- 1 Scru-driver
- 1 Safe-saw
All you need is cardboard and you’re ready to go!
The tools and parts are durable and reusable, which means kids can design and redesign small constructions again and again.
Suitable for ages 4+ with adult supervision and 6+ unsupervised, but it is also great for adults. With this easy-to-use kit, you can construct endless cardboard designs of toys, animals, costumes and even intricate structures. And whatever you make, it’s simple to undo and start all over again!
Paul Justin, founder and inventor of makedo, is an industrial designer from Australia. He created the concept to encourage kids and adults alike, to use their imagination through creating and designing. And what better way than with material everyone can easily access, cardboard.