Bringing Imagination Back to Play

Wouldn’t it be nice to give the kids toys that captured their imagination longer than the time it takes to get them out of the packaging? At Elements, we have some suggestions for just that kind of toy.

Is your little princess looking for inspiration? What about giving her GoldieBlox? Designed by a female engineer to appeal specifically to young girls, Goldieblox encourages a child’s natural desire to solve problems and teaches basic engineering concepts. It’s fun to be a princess, but she doesn’t have to wait for Prince Charming. Sometimes it’s great to be the princess that rescues herself!

And what about those other toys? Well, after they’ve lost their appeal, the kids can make the boxes they came in into something amazing! Using reusable Make-Do connectors, kids can cut and connect all kinds of leftover materials to create anything they can imagine. If you came to our Colossal Cardboard Challenge this fall you will have seen that the sky is the limit to what you can create. The best gift this year may be the one your child makes for himself!


For more cardboard inspiration, check out these awesome links we used for Cardboard Challenge:

http://mymakedo.com/showcase/all
http://cainesarcade.com/
http://www.kotaku.com.au/2010/07/giant-cardboard-robot-arms-repeat-giant-cardboard-robot-arms/

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