The benefits to upcycling cardboard
A huge benefit of Makedo is that it upcycles and re-purposes cardboard that would otherwise be discarded — great for the environment and also for encouraging kids to be creative.
There’s a lot going for cardboard as a material for making. The first is that it’s free and the second that it’s readily available but let’s not forget that 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.
Part of the magic of Makedo is transforming an everyday piece of recycled cardboard into something fun and imaginative.
If you're ever stuck for ideas just browse through The Hub for ideas. You'll find inspo in the shape of 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 over and over again. 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.
Show us your creations by uploading them here.