Kid Safe Cardboard Creation Tools

Kid Safe Cardboard Creation Tools

Tools to Help with Cardboard Creativity!

I absolutely love the creativity that comes out of cardboard play, BUT my kids always needed me to help because I'm obviously not letting them get after it with a box cutter.


Well now there is a solution and I WISH I had Makedo tools years ago! They give kids so much more independence when it comes to cardboard creation and I don’t have to worry they will cut a finger! (You can watch a Reel here where I literally saw it across my wrist.) 


And when you use the code KAILAN10, you also get 10% offClick here to shop!

Makedo Cutting Tool

 Plus the Scrudriver and Scrus make the projects more sturdy and allow for limitless creativity putting pieces together! Then when you're done, you can unscrew them and save them for the next project.

Makedo Scrudriver

Let's Make my Book Cover!

Our first project with these tools was to recreate the box on the cover of my book Screens Away, Time to Play! I think it turned out pretty cute, don't you?

screens away time to play cover made into a box

This book is a much needed resource for caregivers to show young readers the value of turning screens off and encourage them to explore, create, learn, and play in so many ways!


It's lighthearted and playful for ages 3-7 to make a difficult topic approachable. It’s a must for every home or classroom bookshelf! You can order your own copy here!

screens away time to play

 Don't Forget the Paint Sticks!

We also always love our paint sticks when it comes to decorating the boxes! I used Kwik Stix and you can get a small pack of 6 to test out or a large set with 24 colors for all of your decorating ideas.

Kwik Stix
These are so great for cardboard art because it goes on so smoothly and covers a lot of area. The colors are vivid and it dries in 90 seconds. So easy with nothing to clean up!
Kwik Stix Make Do box project 

So, if you're looking for a unique, open-ended, screen-free activity that promotes creativity, these Makedo tools check all the boxes! And you can get the set for under $25.


Don't forget to use the code KAILAN10, to get 10% offClick here to shop!


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I'm Kailan, a mom of 2 kids who is passionate about screen-free activities, learning through play, and sewing.  I'm glad you're here! Click here to read more about me.