• Makedo cardboard construction system - INVENT kit.
  • Makedo INVENT kit opened toolbox contents cardboard construction system for large groups.
  • Makedo cardboard construction system, creations illustrated inspiration ideas.


Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The ultimate cardboard construction kit for safe, hands-on learning.

A toolbox brimming with learning potential and fun for classrooms, libraries, workshops, events, maker spaces, summer camps and more, Invent inspires the creative genius in all who use it.

With enough low-tech tools for a whole team of makers to safely cut, fold and connect with up-cycled cardboard, cardboard construction has never been this easy!

Support your learners to develop the 4Cs, STEAM and 21st Century skills, and easily link to curriculum standards.

Ready to introduce tomorrow’s inventors to the world of cardboard construction?
Get your hands on an Invent kit today.
Includes every tool in the Makedo family of tools plus an inspiration poster.


Open-ended, engaging and screen free FUN!

✓ Promotes creativity and imagination.
✓ Develops problem solving and critical thinking skills.
✓ Supports collaboration and social-emotional development.

What’s included?

360 pieces

14 x Safe-Saw
7 x Scru-Driver
7 x Fold-Roller
240 x Scru (connects 1-3 layers)
80 x Scru+ (connects 3-5 layers)
12 x Mini-Tool

1 x BONUS classroom inspiration poster


The Invent 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
• AS/NZS 8124

PRÈCAUTION! Danger d’ètouffement - Petits èlèments
PRUDENCIA! Peligro de atragantamiento - Partes pequeñas
VORSICHET! Erstickungsgefahr - Kleine Teile

Shipping & Returns


Orders under $75 4-8 Business Days (after dispatch)* $10
Orders $75 and over 4-8 Business Days (after dispatch)* FREE


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.

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

Looking for a smaller intro to Makedo?
Here's our Starter Kit:


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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.

    The companion tool to the Scru connector. For connecting cardboard quickly and securely. Enables rapid deconstruction of Makedo creations.
    Makedo Scru-Driver cardboard construction tool features in detail

    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.

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+).

Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
Based on 3 reviews
3 reviews
  • Jay S.
    Verified Buyer
    I'm a... Educator
    1 month ago
    I'm a... Educator
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    So inventive and fun!

    This is such a great kit. I have always made things from cardboard but these tools make it so much easier

    and enjoyable.

  • The Maker D.
    Flag of United States
    Verified Buyer
    1 year ago
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Absolute game changer in the Makerspace

    These are absolute game changer in the Makerspace. Makedo have screws, hooks, saws & screwdrivers made for cardboard that kids of all ages can use. They mean I don’t have to be rushing from group to group helping them by cutting cardboard with a Stanley knife that is too sharp for little hands

  • My Stem C.
    Flag of Australia
    Verified Buyer
    3 years ago
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    This is next level

    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.

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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.

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.

Standard shipping $10
Orders over $75 ship for free!

Standard shipping from Utah, USA $20

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.


Repurpose today. Solve tomorrow.