It is such a relief when I find a toy that requires my daughter to actually do somethingâ€”without a TV or video game screen. Toys that make kids think get major points with me (and most parents, I’m sure) and far surpass the video games, the dolls, the stuffed animals, no matter how cute they may be.
The Makedo Find and Make Plane, designed for children ages seven and up, looks like it’s so much fun while teaching kids about recycling.
I’m always looking for ways to reuse paper towel rolls, cereal boxes, and so on in projects with my daughter, but that’s not exactly my strong suit when it comes to creativity, so I would personally love the direction from a kit that makes things a little easier on us both, something that gives us a nudge in the right direction and makes it simpler to attach pieces together.
Thirty-three parts come in the kit, which includes 15 pin/clip sets, two lock-hinges, and a safe-saw. The pieces can be used over and over again, so you’ll get your money’s worth (the set is about $13). You’ll also be throwing away a lot less, since items that would usually be tossed will get a second life.
The kit doesn’t come with absolutely everything you need, since it’s all centered around recycling. You’ll need some things that you’ve probably already got lying around the houseâ€”a cereal box, small boxes, a plastic bottle lid, etc., according to Logical Toys. For most people, a collection of these items probably won’t be too difficult to come by.
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