Learning with Makedo is...
VersatileSuited to step-by-step and open-ended making, Makedo is great in any learning context like classrooms, maker spaces and summer camps.
21C LearningExplore STEAM with Makedo and develop imagination, design thinking and the 4Cs.
Hands-onLearning with low-tech, real tools is engaging and fun, inspires creativity, and develops fine and gross motor skills.
AffordableOur tools are good value and reusable, and the making material - cardboard - is free!
AccessibleSuitable for ages 4+ and for a broad range of abilities, our tools are designed to be effective and easy to use.
SafeDesigned for kids, our tools meet and exceed major international toy safety standards leading to safer and more independent learning.
ScalableMakedo creations can be any size from a flower to a fort, a mask to a maze so you can use Makedo anywhere from a desk to a playing field.
How To Videos
For beginners and experts alike, teachers and students can refer to our How To Videos as an introduction to Makedo, and for troubleshooting and training.
A great way to get making, our Starter Guides develop basic making skills, spark imagination and encourage the 4Cs.
STEAM Design Challenges
A simple way to bring STEAM to any learning space, our interdisciplinary STEAM Design Challenges will support students to develop key 21st Century skills.
Incorporate Makedo in all learning areas with our subject-aligned, adaptive, interdisciplinary Activities that easily link to global curriculum standards.
A toolbox brimming with learning potential and fun.
What educators are saying
“This is my childhood dream come true in a product. Have you ever created anything out of cardboard and tape? Well this is next level.”
“These are an absolute game changer in the Makerspace. They mean I don’t have to be rushing from group to group helping them by cutting cardboard with a knife that is too sharp for little hands.”
“The students were totally enthralled and engaged with this process. I felt the same as the classroom teacher. Their creativity and collaboration were unparalleled.”
“This is such great Project Based Learning. Love how the students helped answer their own questions.”
“A game changer in the imagination to reality struggle.”
“It's the most popular station at our makerspace after school event!”
“The Makedo kit is phenomenal.”
“They are worth every penny in the amount of tape and faff they save.”
“...some of the best learnings happen during authentic creation.”
“I would highly recommend this for any teacher, any parent, looking to get hands-on.”
“I loved the flexibility and problem solving abilities of this group and the dedication in seeing their work to the end.”
“They have been obsessed with the Makedo kits. They are collaborating, planning, and teaching other classes now how to use the tools. Such a great tool for kids.”
Cardboard as a building block
As a construction material, cardboard has a lot going for it. Here’s why we chose it as the building block for all Makedo creations:
⊚ It’s sustainable, fully recyclable and can be used again and again.
⊚ It’s sturdy but pliable enough for small hands to manipulate.
⊚ It’s versatile. Cardboard can be folded, sawed through and hole-punched all while maintaining its durability.
⊚ It’s free! Fantastic for those modest classroom budgets.
⊚ Makedo interrupts the waste stream by using otherwise discarded cardboard for making do.
Proud supporters of:
We believe in teaching young people the skills to tackle our world’s biggest problems. That’s why we developed Makedo Change — a STEM program that explores the issues affecting the most vulnerable people on our planet.
Run over ten weeks for students from fourth grade through to eighth grade, Makedo Change is a series of ready-to-go, adaptive lesson plans that meet a variety of curriculum-based learning objectives and outcomes.
Through hands-on learning experiences including Makedo cardboard construction, students explore global citizenship and changemaking, investigate a real world problem, and follow the design process to invent creative solutions.
Register your interest in our Makedo Change Pilot Program ➔
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Makedo and STEAM
Makedo is the perfect STEAM teaching and learning tool.
Addressing an authentic problem with the application of knowledge across Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math is fun and engaging with Makedo.
Think prototyping ideas for a stool that can withstand the weight of a classmate, or building a tower so tall and sturdy that it reaches the ceiling, or even exploring solutions for global issues like access to safe water. All this and more can be done with Makedo tools and cardboard.
And of course, STEAM learning with Makedo develops the four Cs; collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and communication, as well as design thinking; the skills to question, analyse, reason, evaluate, problem solve, and innovate. Important skills for now and the future because real world problems need big picture thinkers to help solve them.
Makedo and 3D printing
To complement the Makedo cardboard construction system we have developed a library of Makedo compatible parts for you to freely download and 3D print.
There are parts to enhance functionality, improve efficiency and integrate directly with other maker products.
It’s an ongoing project so keep checking back in!