Written by Dr Kiruthika Ramanathan, Senior Manager, Education Services & Outreach at Science Centre Singapore. This blog post was originally posted at Maker Faire Singapore website.
The Cardboard Challenge was held at Science Centre Singapore on 11 October 2015 as part of the Global Cardboard Challenge a movement inspired by a then 9 year old boy Caine Munroy, an entrepreneur who made an arcade using cardboard boxes and recycled materials in his father’s garage.
Since 2012, the Imagination Foundation USA has popularised this movement globally, we in Malaysia have also taken up this challenge to foster creativity and entrepreneurship in our children. Our children deserve to explore their world of imagination, innovation and problem solving.
In 2015, the global cardboard challenge was run by long time Maker and passionate mother, Elda Webb, who is now kickstarting the Curious Design Network (did you catch the incredibly crowded booth at Maker Faire Singapore? ). Shortly after the announcement of the programme, she was approached by Marine, who has recently begun a collaboration with the creative guys from Strawbees (Check her facebook page at StrawbeesSG). Singapore is indeed fortunate to have Makers like Elda and Marine who feel the need for children and families to have such opportunities for creative, collaborative learning.
Here are some photos from the Challenge (Thanks to Elda and Marine for the photos):-