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Discover Kit

Most Popular
For 2-5 makers, 126 piece set
4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
693 Reviews
Regular price
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This is the ultimate cardboard construction kit for families and friends to think outside the (cardboard) box.

This kit has enough tools for a small group of at-home makers to cut, fold and connect with up-cycled cardboard and take imagination, making and play to the next level.

This is pure, low-tech FUN!

Simple and safe, cardboard construction has never been this easy.

Anything is possible from cardboard forts, vehicles, costumes, creatures and more. Support your kids to up-cycle and develop 21st Century skills in an immersive, hack-able world of their own making.

Ready to discover the world of cardboard construction?
Makedo Discover is perfect for your crew.
Includes every tool in the Makedo family of tools plus a handy storage tray.

Benefits

✓ Boosts imagination and creativity
✓ Engaging for all ages
✓ Promotes collaboration
✓ Nurtures wellbeing and focus
✓ Develops fine and gross motor skills
✓ FUN! FUN! FUN!

What’s included?

126 pieces:

2 x Safe-Saw
1 x Scru-Driver
1 x Fold-Roller
90 x Scru (connects 1-3 layers)
30 x Scru+ (connects 3-5 layers)
2 x Mini-Tool

All packed in a handy carry & store toolbox.

Safety

The Discover kit is recommended as suitable for ages 5+.

All Makedo products are independently safety tested to an age grading of 3+ and comply with these international toy standards:
• ASTM F963
• Canada Toys Regulations SOR
• EU REACH / EN71
• AS/NZS 8124

WARNING! CHOKING HAZARD - Small Parts
PRÈCAUTION! Danger d’ètouffement - Petits èlèments
PRUDENCIA! Peligro de atragantamiento - Partes pequeñas
VORSICHET! Erstickungsgefahr - Kleine Teile

Shipping & Returns

USA

Orders under $65 4-8 Business Days (after dispatch)* $10
Orders $65 and over 4-8 Business Days (after dispatch)* FREE

Canada

Standard Shipping 4-12 Business Days* $20

* Note: Shipping times are estimates only. Once your parcel has shipped it becomes the responsibility of the courier service.

All other regions:

Need to know more?
For all the details head to the Shipping information page.

Feel like you want to have a little try before you commit? Try our Starter Kit.

Discover Kit

Regular price

Smarter by design

  • Safe-Saw

    Strong enough to cut through cardboard, and safe for small hands. The Safe-Saw's rounded teeth leave paper-cut free edges.
  • Scru-Driver

    The companion tool to the Scru connector. For connecting cardboard quickly and securely. Enables rapid deconstruction of Makedo creations.
  • Fold-Roller

    Perforate lines to sculpt like a pro. Trace out cutting paths for the Safe-Saw.
  • Scru

    The heart of the Makedo cardboard construction system. Easily and firmly connect layers of cardboard with the Scru. Completely reusable, just a few quick turns and the Scru is released.
    Makedo Scru cardboard connector features in detail
  • Scru+

    Connect up to five layers of corrugated cardboard or attach 3d printable Makedo parts such as hinges and angle brackets.
    Makedo Scru+ features in detail
  • Mini-Tool

    Always on hand for extra making, it’s a Scru-Driver made mini.

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Invent Kit

For 12-24 makers, 360 piece set

1-2

Makers

2-5

Makers

12-24

Makers

1

Safe-Saw

2

Safe-Saw

14

Safe-Saw

1

Scru-Driver

1

Scru-Driver

7

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Fold-Roller

7

Fold-Roller

36

Scru

90

Scru

240

Scru

12

Scru+

30

Scru+

80

Scru+

1

Mini-Tool

2

Mini-Tool

12

Mini-Tool

50

Pieces

126

Pieces

360

Pieces

US $25

US $50

US $180

Why Makedo?

The awesomeness of Makedo is that we learn by doing; creating, experimenting, failing, thinking, recreating and maybe solving. With Makedo, learners can explore their ideas and hypotheses in an open-ended, hands on way that engenders a deeper understanding of concepts with application to real-life scenarios.

  • Fun

    Makedo is a super fun, hands-on making experience that ignites open-ended, immersive play.

  • Collaborative

    Makedo experiences bring people together to create memorable moments.

  • Sustainable

    Makedo tools are reusable and the making material is upcycled cardboard.

  • Educational

    Makedo tools promote imagination, communication, creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking.

  • Safe

    Makedo tools are custom designed to be safe and easy to use (global safety standards tested to age 3+).

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
Based on 693 reviews
693 reviews
  • Melissa K.
    Verified Buyer
    I'm... A Parent, An Educator
    Bought For My family
    What was the most exciting part of the experience? Making process
    1 week ago
    I'm... A Parent, An Educator
    Bought For My family
    What was the most exciting part of the experience? Making process
    Discover Kit
    Reviewing
    Discover Kit
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Simple but effective

    Who would have thought that something so simple would keep my kids busy for so many hours!?

    Highly recommended - good old fashioned fun!

  • Sue P.
    Verified Buyer
    I'm... Other
    Bought For My family
    What was the most exciting part of the experience? Making process, Collaboration , Imaginative play, Problem-solving, Fun fun fun
    1 week ago
    I'm... Other
    Bought For My family
    What was the most exciting part of the experience? Making process, Collaboration , Imaginative play, Problem-solving, Fun fun fun
    Invent Kit
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    Invent Kit
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Makedo Kit

    I had accumulated a large number (30+) of storage boxes, intended for the local infant school.

    I was minding grandchildren aged 7, 7, 5 and 2 on three successive very wet days in the summer holidays. Fortunately I have a disused flat in the basement, which these 4 kids of very different levels of manual dexterity, abilities and imagination managed to use as a base to work together cooperatively and generally respectfully (helped by judiciously arranged food breaks) over the 3 days to end up with a large and dense fortress which delighted all of them.

    I have wondered what would happen next- nothing for several weeks, but they have now spontaneously decided to dismantle it and are managing this in a far more coordinated way than I anticipated- in particular storage of the screws for their next project. Lots of cold winter months to come.

    Incidentally, by the end the 2yo had mastered the art of sawing to his own satisfaction- much effort and little damage!

  • Tamara P.
    Verified Buyer
    I'm... A Parent
    Bought For My family
    What was the most exciting part of the experience? Imaginative play, Collaboration , Making process, Problem-solving, Fun fun fun
    1 week ago
    I'm... A Parent
    Bought For My family
    What was the most exciting part of the experience? Imaginative play, Collaboration , Making process, Problem-solving, Fun fun fun
    Scru+ 120
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    Scru+ 120
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    ✨ Kid-Approved Fun ✨

    I’ve got three kids, ages 1 to 8, and let me tell you, these products are seriously awesome. My kids were lucky enough to be gifted a few Makedo products for Christmas and they were all obsessed from the minute we opened the box; even my littlest one could get involved (with a little help, of course). Yesterday they spent hours creating swords and shields, and even little aliens to battle. They're learning teamwork and problem-solving skills and have a constant, creative outlet with a resource that can be used over and over again.

    If you're looking for something that'll keep the whole crew entertained and doing their part for the planet, Makedo is the way to go.

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Tool Kit FAQ's

You have questions... we have answers!

Orders for US and Canadian destinations ship from our warehouse facility in Utah.


Orders to Australian and New Zealand destinations ship from Makedo HQ in Abbotsford, Melbourne.


All other orders ship from our warehouse in Hong Kong.

Delivery to USA:
Standard shipping orders are dispatched from Utah in 1-3 business days and generally arrive  between 4-8 days from dispatch. 


Delivery to Canada:
Orders are dispatched within 1-3 business days and generally arrive between 7-14 business days from dispatch. 

Please Note:
Shipping times are estimates only. Once your parcel has shipped it becomes the responsibility of the courier service.

All other regions:

Need to know more?
For all the details head to the Shipping information page.

USA
Standard shipping $10
Orders over $65 ship for free!


Canada
Standard shipping from Utah, USA $20


Australia
Standard shipping $10
Orders over $60 ship for free!


New Zealand
Standard shipping $40


All other countries
Real-time carrier rates calculated at checkout

No, we only sell the tools for cardboard construction - to safely cut and connect.


In the spirit of making do, you need to find the cardboard locally.


Here are a few ideas for where to find good cardboard:


- In your home recycling bin
- At the grocer
- At the hardware store 
- Near the loading bay at most supermarkets 
- From picture framers
- At bicycle and appliance stores  
- At second-hand box suppliers 
- At cardboard recycling plants 
- From cardboard manufacturers

The amount of Makedo you need depends on the number of people who will be working with Makedo at any given time and also the scale of what they are working on. As a rough guide we recommend the following: 


1-2 makers: 1x Explore kit (50 pieces)


2-5 makers / family group: 1x Discover kit (126 pieces)


12-24 makers / classroom: 1x Invent kit (360 pieces)


Top up your collection:
Additional packs of Makedo Scru connectors and individual tools are also available from our online store. 

Anyone over the age of four can Makedo. If you are able to imagine that a cardboard box can be something other than ‘a box', then you have just earned your License to Makedo!


General recommendations:


Children aged 4+
can make with the assistance of an adult.
Children aged 7+ can make independently.
Children 3 years or younger are not advised to have unsupervised access to Makedo.


Older siblings, parents, neighbours and friends
are all encouraged to join in too!

What can you make? What can't you make! 


With Makedo cardboard construction tools, makers of all ages can join cardboard together quickly, cleanly and easier than ever before.


To see some of the fantastic ideas for creations from Makedo makers across the globe, head to our Inspiration HUB.

Makedo strives to support children and adults all over the globe to become 21st century thinkers!


We believe when people are making and playing freely they are solving problems, exploring new ideas, stretching their imagination, developing new skills, testing their limits, tapping into their instincts, collaborating and innovating.


These are all good things and we want to foster more of it.

@makedo

Repurpose today. Solve tomorrow.