Upcycling Cardboard with Makedo1
A huge benefit of Makedo is that it upcycles and re-purposes cardboard that would otherwise be discarded! This is great for the environment but it's also great for encouraging kids to be creative. There is a lot going for cardboard as a material for making. Recycled cardboard is free and readily available. It also has many nifty building qualities. It's pliable enough to manipulate while giving form to be folded, sawed, punched and held together with Makedo tools and scrus. Our website has information about Makedo's easy to use tools for cardboard construction: www.make.do
Part of the magic of Makedo is transforming an everyday piece of recycled cardboard into whatever can be imagined! Make something useful, give it a new purpose or create something to use for play. Browse or search on our Inspiration HUB for ideas like a foosball table, a city or a candy dispenser all made from cardboard! Kids can make trains to ride in, unicorn or animal costumes to wear, diggers or bulldozers to use on an imaginary construction site or spaces to inhabit when they feel like a break. Remember, you can un-make, re-make or make something new and unique. A cardboard truck can later be transformed into a cardboard robot costume … you get the idea! There are so many brilliant cardboard constructions that no one has come up with yet so we would love to see what you and your kids build.
You can upload your creations here.