New DIY Download: Cardboard Play Blocks by Tali Buchler

One of the modern expressions of C. Theodor Sørensen’s ideas of free play with junk are cardboard-based play projects.  The first one of these I featured on the blog was Tali Buchler’s charming designs within a playful community center, and I’m so pleased to now be able to offer you a Free DIY Download for the building blocks she made for the space out of discarded cardboard and tape.  A huge step above just giving kids some old boxes to play with, Tali’s thoughtful shapes fit together to form things like walls and furniture, look great, and are reinforced to be sturdy enough for long-term play.  Thanks Tali, for this gift to Playscapes and our readers!

Download “How-To Cardboard Building Blocks” here!

Download "How-To Cardboard Building Blocks"

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Tali is also working on a line of play furniture, and the first product is ‘Muki’, a beloved part of the community center installation.  “Muki is a dog kids can call their own:  a place they can cuddle and read, furniture they can draw on, ​a desk their own size. It can have wheels and become a ride-on toy, ​and can easily be modified into toy box​,​ or turned into a bookshelf. ​Stacking a bunch of Mukis will make ​for a fun and beautiful room divider.”   To get your own Muki, support Tali’s campaign at indiegogo!  I am.

[See also Tali’s play tents (DIY coming soon!) and more at growingupcreative. And for more lovely cardboard play, see Playscapes correspondent’ Amber’s work at]

4 Responses to “New DIY Download: Cardboard Play Blocks by Tali Buchler”

  1. DEH said:

    I just tried the download but it gets hung up, just continuously saying downloading. I retried but now it says my email address has already been used. Is it possible you can send it to my email, as the download was not successful? Thanks!

    November 04, 2015 at 3:33 pm

  2. Paige Johnson said:

    Hi taavi, sorry for the download problem…it’s working for me; could you perhaps try again and let me know? Thanks!

    December 10, 2014 at 12:18 pm

  3. taavi said:

    Love the blog, but the download freezes and just does not happen:(

    December 09, 2014 at 2:16 am

  4. tali buchler said:

    Its an honor to be on your blog, thank you 🙂

    December 03, 2014 at 12:32 pm

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