When you get anything electronic these days, it comes with its share of thick, corrugated cardboard. Usually, that cardboard goes into our recycle bins, off to be recycled and that’s that. Recycling can be split into two processes, up and down cycling. Essentially, you take the item and either increase its environmental value (or decrease it). With the abundance of cardboard, and the greater abundance of creativity amongst young people, it’s no wonder MakeDo have gained so much favour. They provide you and your little learner with tools to upcycle that cardboard and make something that didn’t exist before.
There are so many crossovers into a great classroom experience too, with the MakeDo five step plan for creating and making things. Essentially, find some cardboard then make, play and learn with it. As students will be able to build with their hands, they will remain engaged. Finally, the young learners are encouraged to share and inspire their inventions with the world. And then start the process all over again.
The toolkits are so straightforward and easy to use, but as always, we’re available if you need any help with them. If you’re looking at fun ways you can mesh MakeDo into your lessons, we’re here to help.