Give a Cardboard to an Adult...
Give a cardboard to an adult, s/he will turn it into a storage box. Give it to a child, s/he will turn it into a slide, a fire truck, a fruit store and so much more...
Recently, we had the opportunity to facilitate a MAKEDO cardboard construction workshop with a community group consisted of 34 children, 7 youths and 10 adults. MAKEDO is a set of child safe tools that can empower kids 5 and above to use screw driver, safe-saw, fold-rollers and scru (customised screws) that are adapted to their ability and safety requirements and create things out of cardboards.
The children were divided into 7 mixed-age groups and each group were tasked to design and build a big ark out of two pieces of large cardboards. They have to think and share their ideas with their group, agree to a particular design, discuss how to build it, do measurements, delegate the tasks and construct. The whole process was a test of not only their creativity but communication, coordination and problem-solving skills. It was wonderful to see the older ones assisting the younger ones and how confident the children cut and connect up the cardboards pieces together by themselves. What a fun way to connect across different age groups too.
When it was time to showcase their masterpieces, they presented them with much pride and enthusiasm. Many of them continued building new things when they got home after the workshop and their parents complimented how focused they were working alone for hours. Since their screws are fully reusable, you can easily dismantle the cardboard creation and build something else for other play ideas. No tapes or glues are required for building the structures. An absolutely great toolkit to develop eco-consciousness in kids through upcycling.
Children are born creative. Their imagination can soar as high as the sky if we let them to... Given the right tools, your child can turn their ideas into reality with their own hands and enjoy endless hours of fun.
We welcome preschools, schools, social or educational groups to approach us to facilitate a MAKEDO workshop at your venue. We provide generous discounts for educators and schools if you want to purchase our MAKEDO sets in bulk for your next project.
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