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Explore Kit

For 1-2 makers, 50 piece set
4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
217 Reviews
Regular price

Did you know that the cardboard box has been inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame? Kids love boxes!

Gift them this entry level kit of Makedo tools so they can cut and connect with up-cycled cardboard, and take their love of 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 a gnome to a knight, a critter to a castle, as the happy makers up-cycle, and develop their imagination and 21st Century skills.

Ready to explore the world of cardboard construction? The Makedo Explore kit is a great place to get started. Includes a handy storage tray for your tools.

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?

50 pieces:

1 x Toolbox
1 x Safe-Saw
1 x Scru-Driver
36 x Scru (connects 1-3 layers)
12 x Scru+ (connects 3-5 layers)
1 x BONUS Mini-Tool

All packed in a handy carry & store toolbox.

Safety

The Explore 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.

Explore 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.
  • 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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1-2

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2-5

Makers

12-24

Makers

1

Safe-Saw

2

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14

Safe-Saw

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30

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12

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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 217 reviews
217 reviews
  • Courtney B.
    Verified Buyer
    I'm... A Parent, An Educator
    Bought For My family
    What was the most exciting part of the experience? Imaginative play, Collaboration , Making process, Problem-solving, Fun fun fun
    5 days ago
    I'm... A Parent, An Educator
    Bought For My family
    What was the most exciting part of the experience? Imaginative play, Collaboration , Making process, Problem-solving, Fun fun fun
    Explore Kit
    Reviewing
    Explore Kit
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    So much fun!

    We recently used our Explore Kit to build a giraffe using recycled materials and it was so much fun! We were able to connect boxes with the screws so easily, it was far easier than using glue and tape!

  • Melissa B.
    Verified Buyer
    I'm... A Parent
    Bought For My family
    What was the most exciting part of the experience? Making process, Imaginative play, Problem-solving, Collaboration , Fun fun fun
    2 weeks ago
    I'm... A Parent
    Bought For My family
    What was the most exciting part of the experience? Making process, Imaginative play, Problem-solving, Collaboration , Fun fun fun
    Explore Kit
    Reviewing
    Explore Kit
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Fun and Educational

    My three year old and I had a lot of fun building a car and a house with this kit. I still haven't quite figured out how to explain left loosey/righty tighty to someone who is unfamiliar with the letter L and which way clocks go, but he had fun practicing anyway. Should have bought more screws. I need more practice, but it seems difficult cutting anything but straight lines nicely.

  • Janice E.
    Verified Buyer
    I'm... Other
    Bought For My family
    What was the most exciting part of the experience? Making process, Imaginative play, Problem-solving, Collaboration , Fun fun fun
    2 weeks ago
    I'm... Other
    Bought For My family
    What was the most exciting part of the experience? Making process, Imaginative play, Problem-solving, Collaboration , Fun fun fun
    Explore Kit
    Reviewing
    Explore Kit
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Highly Recommend

    I bought it for my 3 year old granddaughter. We made a clubhouse & a corn hole game. She also enjoyed just screwing pieces of cardboard together.

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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.