16 September 2011

MAKEDO connectors help kids turn found objects into art

MAKEDO

via makedo.com.au and coolmompicks.com

Wow! What a wonderful gift for little artists, engineers, architects, and hackers-in-training. These simple tools and connectors help kids take whatever they have lying around -- boxes, paper cups, and other found materials -- and turn them into art, costumes, structures, vehicles...you name it. Check out the MAKEDO Gallery for inspiration.

Thanks, Cool Mom Picks, for the pointer.

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Oh yeah baby. I have to start reading Cool Mom Picks more often.. because this is a great idea.

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Looks cool! But I'm pretty sure the same thing can be achieved using what I used to make my many creations when I was a kid: scissors, tape, and brad connectors :p

Every art teacher in the country needs these in their classroom. Art teachers are master recyclers and would put these connectors to good work!

I bought my kids low temp glue guns a few years ago. My boys are 7&8 now so the younger one probably started at 5. They glue with all sorts of recycling: cardboard, cans and colorful plastic caps. Very few minor burns have occured but you can do what Martha does and keep a bowl of ice water on the table.

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