On Friday morning the kids and I went along to fab little event that was part of Caine’s Arcade Cardboard Challenge from the Imagination Foundation. It was a free event and part of a worldwide day where kids and adults alike where encouraged to build constructions using cardboard, recycled materials, and imagination.
The Imagination Foundation’s mission is to find, foster, and fund creativity and entrepreneurship in kids.
The Imagination Foundation was formed by the creative team behind Caine’s Arcade, an 11-minute short film by Nirvan Mullick about a 9-year-old boy’s cardboard arcade. Posted online April, 9th, 2012, the film became a global phenomenon, receiving over 7 million views, raising a scholarship fund for Caine, and inspiring a wave of cardboard creativity around the world.
Makedo hosted the Melbourne event. Makedo make connectors for creating things using the materials around you.
One of the friendly staff from Makedo showed Miss 8 how to make the job of cutting a window in the cardboard a bit easier. Using the pointy part of the tool, you make a series of holes outlining the window.
Have you been making stuff these school holidays?