This Melbourne company's secret to success? Cardboard boxes
“We like to think of it as Mr. Potato Head for the box — find a box, connect the parts, play and imagine,” says Makedo’s founder Paul Justin, describing his latest designs, “Scru,” the world’s first child-friendly screw and “Props,” a range of... The siblings, along with a dozen kids and their families, are participating in a car-making activity for Father’s Day in Melbourne, sponsored by Makedo, a toy company encouraging kids to use discarded materials to make cars, robots, wind balls,... Nearby in a Spiderman costume, her eight-year-old brother is running around in a decorated box-cart.
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- Outside the building, Louis Fortier, a legal translator and advocate for preserving the French language in Quebec, was packing six large cardboard boxes into the ski box atop his Volvo. Fortier made the three-hour drive from Sherbrooke, Quebec, outside
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