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CARDBOARD TOYS

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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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PALINDROME – cardboard toys and accessories

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A palindrome is “a word which reads the same backward as forward, such as madam or racecar” says Wikipedia.

For me Palindrome  is a collaboration between Elena Bergamini and Roberta Errani. Two graphic designers, both living in Emilia Romagna, Italy, who decided to create this new Brand last year. They play with their imagination creating new cardboard toys and accessories.  Read more

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