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CRAFTS&PRINTABLES, PLAY

How to make a giant ‘robotic’ cardboard hand

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A few days ago, Ara discovered a game to build robots with pieces that you can find at home with the OFFBITS construction kit. Today we show you a video that combines the same two ideas: robots and recycling.

We want you to build your own robotic cardboard hand with this video tutorial by Zygote Brown Designs. You just need some long cardboard tubes, paper straws, string, tapeand hot glue

Zygote Brown Designs is Alicia’s blog, a Melbourne based mum with two boys. It is a blog about the stuff she likes to make for her boys and the fun she has making it. We share 100% his philosophy about recycling and creating incredible things with reused materials.

“I love working with cardboard cos it’s free and so versatile and I’d hate to see a perfectly beautiful crisp cardboard box be thrown away. There is so much more to cardboard than one use. It has so much to give. All it needs is some imagination. I do make other things for them that are not cardboard but it just seems that I always return to cardboard”, says Alicia

“I really want to make magical memories for my kids and for them to unleash their imaginations. I hope by seeing me creating these things for them that it helps with that. I would love to make alot more for them but obviously like other parents I find it hard to find the time.”

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Believe us, it is a must follow blog!

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TOYS&GAMES

The OFFBITS DIY ROBOT TOYS

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Robots are cool and who doesn’t fancy building their very own robot? With the OFFBITS robot builder kit you can do just this.

The OFFBITS are cool little model robots, originally designed with unused and unloved bits and pieces which were upcycled and transformed into something so much greater.

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BOOKS&MAGAZINES, CRAFTS&PRINTABLES

PAPER ZOO by Oscar Sabini, a collage book

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Oscar Sabini is a Venetian illustrator and collage artist. The starting point of his striking collages is a random construction of forms which, piece after piece, become a recognizable image. He designs collage books, and we love them.

His interest in the technique of collage and teaching it to children resulted in two collage books, Paper Zoo and Paper Monsters (Thames & Hudson, 2015 & 2017), which help kids create their own collage pieces.

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CRAFTS&PRINTABLES, PLAY

DIY Carboard costumes by @zygote_brown

Halloween is around the corner and we are here looking for the perfect costume to wear. 

If you, like me, are looking for a fun costume that does not make them sweat after 3 minutes running around and they can use once and again, then you should come and see @zygote_brown cardboard costumes.

Your kids will be the sensation of the night and of many other days to come.

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