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!
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.