Making with makedo on the Guest Blog! (+ giveaway)

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Monday 18th July 2011

This week on the Guest Blog – Making with makedo!

This week on the Guest Blog we have a super inspiring week of crafty projects for the young at heart, courtesy of the very clever folk at makedo!

Makedo is a brilliant locally designed ‘connector system’ that can be used with all kinds of materials including cardboard, plastic and fabric, to create incredible new objects, toys and structures.   Makedo is especially great for making ENORMOUS things like furniture and play houses and giant creatures big enough to crawl inside(!) – which would be pretty tricky to make using just sticky tape and a stapler!   Such a simple genius idea.  Rather than buying your kids a new toy, buying a makedo kit gives them the tools to create endless toys, costumes, cubby houses and more – using nothing but waste materials, packaging and other bits and pieces you might have lying around the house.   The makedo system encourages kids to be resourceful – to see value in what is around them.   The perfect way keep your kids entertained all holidays!

Makedo is based in Melbourne, and is the creation of Melbourne-based designer Paul Justin.  Check out this insightful interview with Paul to learn a little more about the inspiration behind makedo!

As part of their Guest Blog this week, makedo is offering a little giveaway – one lucky reader will win a  ‘Playkit for Three‘ to create your own makedo masterpieces! To be in the running, simply leave a comment over on the Guest Blog anytime between now and Thursday – a winner will be drawn at random and announced on Friday!

ALSO if you are in Melbourne, you can join makedo next weekend and help create the Marvellous Makedo Maze as part of the State of Design Festival!  This free family event is scheduled for July 31st – pre-registration essential!  All info here!

Makedo join us on the Guest Blog all this week, sharing some super fun projects to inspire your own creations!   Do pop over each day to see what creative antics they get up to – and don’t forget to leave a comment between now and Thursday to enter the makedo giveaway!

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Monday 18th July 2011


  • Wendy 5 years ago

    What a great concept. Just spend some time on the Makedo site (which has a great video). That’s nieces’ & nephews’ Christmas presents sorted.

  • Emily 5 years ago

    I often find it challenging to find fun and engaging toys for my kids and their cousins/friends which aren’t plastic junk. Also, I often wonder what to do with the various bits and pieces of househould packaging. This looks like just the thing to entertain the kids, engage their imagination and encourage resourcefulness. Thank you for featuring something for the parents out there!

  • Caz 5 years ago

    I am definitely in need of this… I have a very crafty 5 yr old who is very ambitious with her architectural project ideas and sticky tape just doesn’t cut it. With all this rain I am running out if things to do… not any more, thanks.

  • Amy 5 years ago

    I love that these are so interactive from very simple materials and the constructions are wonderfully reminiscent of drawings that they may have come from.

  • lamina @ do a bitt 5 years ago

    I love this… it’s so cool to have something to use other than sticky tape!! :D

  • coki - milktoothrain 5 years ago

    Interesting giveaway, thank you sooo much for the chance to win the kit!

  • Anna 5 years ago

    Box construction galore! Brilliant idea makedo!

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