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Amazing Maze for the Global Cardboard Challenge

Australian makers rise to the challenge at Melbourne’s Preshil primary school.

The Global Cardboard Challenge is an annual event presented by the Imagination Foundation to celebrate the role communities can play in fostering creativity in children. Kids of all ages are invited to build anything they can dream up using cardboard, recycled materials and their imagination. Then each year on October 10th, communities across the globe come together to play!

Watch the following video from a previous Cardboard Challenge event where Makedo joined Imagination Foundation for an action-packed day of creativity and play. The event held in Melbourne, Australia saw over 100 kids and their parents working together to build and play in a maze made from reclaimed cardboard and Makedo parts. Watch the playful creativity unfold before your eyes…

That year, Makedo sponsored a further 10 Makedo Maze events across seven countries for the Global Cardboard Challenge initiative. Mini makers showed us just how fun it can be to explore playful creativity with Makedo and cardboard. Lots and lots of cardboard!

Here are some highlights from events around the world, including Caine Monroy himself with Nirvan Mullick (Caine’s Arcade film maker) crawling through a cardboard maze in L.A.

global cardboard challenge cardboard maze with Makedo

A big thanks to all of the maze organisers and their happy makers in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, Salt Lake City and Cedar Rapids (USA), Toronto (Canada), Dorset (UK), Port Elliot and Melbourne (Australia), and Colombo (Sri Lanka).

Did you join the 2015 Global Cardboard Challenge? It's still possible to jump on board, simply register your event to receive resources and support from Imagination Foundation.


Running a Cardboard Challenge event is fun and easy with Makedo!


Buy the Makedo Global Cardboard Challenge Event Kit

Use coupon code CARDBOARDCHALLENGE at checkout and we’ll send you a bonus PDF guide on how to run a Cardboard Challenge with Makedo!



  • Reusable Makedo Tools - enough for large numbers of participants to make at one time.
  • PDF guide - to support the running of your Cardboard Challenge event with Makedo.