What It Is
The Makedo Find & Make Car is a version of a classic arts & crafts project that has kids using recycled and everyday materials to create their own car. Each kit comes with a safe saw for cutting and punching holes in materials, 26 reclips (26 pins and 26 clips), and four lock hinges to connect and hold pieces together. Then it's up to the child to find the remaining materials around his or her home: one or two medium boxes, five paper or plastic plates, seven plastic lids or caps, and two CDs, DVDs, or lids. Following the instructed step-by-step guide and inspiration poster, kids can then construct and customize their own car using the included car-inspired sticker sheets.
Why It’s Fun
There's nothing new about this play. Kids have always loved taking boxes and turning them into toys. There's no question that this is a fun activity. However, it's very likely that kids could do this on their own without having to purchase any kit. This toy is more likely suitable for a child that may need more guidance for pretend play.
Who It’s For
The Makedo Find & Make Car Kit is for ages 5 and up.
What To Be Aware Of
Although the idea behind the Makedo kit certainly encourages creativity, children using boxes for imaginary play is not a new concept and paying for a box of very typical household items may not be worth it to many people.