When I was young a box held so many possibilities. And if we were lucky to have a big box, well… Wendy House here we come! I remember making a house I’d ‘live in’ all day in the front room, with a square window on one side, a round window on another and a triangular window on the third – obviously made in honour of the programme ‘Playschool’.
Now that I am a mum I watch my children turn boxes and general rubbish which is set for the recycling pile into great masterpieces. These masterpieces are about to get even masterpiecier (it’s a word I think I just made up) thanks to Makedo.
Makedo has won several awards for its reusable connector system which encourages the recycling of any old material into a whole range of new toys and creations – perfect for your little artists and inventors.
Take any old boxes, pieces of fabric, plastic tubs or kitchen rolls and see how Makedo helps your child transform them into robots, houses or even their much yearned for pet.
There are three ranges which make up the Makedo collection. The first is Makedo Find and Make which guides young children through the whole process of finding the materials they need right through to creating any of a number of projects. Find and Make comes in a wide choice of projects to do including the Makedo Find and Make London Bus, Dollhouse, Shop or even the Makedo Find and Make London Tube!
Each of Makedo’s Find and Make kits (prices start from £7.99) includes a reusable connector system, themed stickers, and illustrated step-by-step instructions as well as a poster to provide inspiration.
For your little inventor who prefers to let his or her imagination run wild there is the original Makedo Freeplay Kit. This kit is jam-packed with different parts and pieces to fix together your materials in any way you wish in order to create anything you want. Your inventor can see where there imagination takes them or look to the accompanying poster to provide some inspiration. Either way, these pieces can be reused over and over again providing hours of entertainment and creativity. Freeplay kits are available as kits for one or in a family sized kit.
Finally, for those who want to start off with something a little smaller and less daunting there are the Makedo Cup Critters. Create your very own animal from the coffee cup (provided). Everything you need is in the kit! There are six creatures in total and at £5.99 rrp per kit it won’t break the bank, making it an ideal introduction to the Makedo range.
Makedo is such a simple concept yet provides hour upon hour of entertainment, not only for children! It seems adults are quite partial to finding new uses for old rubbish too! And as the pieces can be used over time and time again it maintains its green credentials throughout. I think this would be a useful resource for home educators to keep to hand which would be very handy for science experiments and explanations too.
The only limits with Makedo are set only by your own imagination. Definitely a strong recommendation from us!