Introduction: Makedo Olympic Hurdles

About: Makedo is a series of safe cardboard construction tools purposely designed for kids to imagine and build the world they want to see.
It’s time to embrace the Olympic spirit!
Celebrate friendship, unity and fair play by hosting your own Olympic Hurdle event.
We’ve made our Olympic Hurdles out of milk cartons, coffee cups, yoghurt tubs and magazine pages along with Makedo parts available at

Step 1: FInd

To make your Olympic Hurdles, source materials such as yoghurt tubs, milk cartons and coffee cups to make the stand. Find paper tubes and magazne pages to make your Hurdle gate.

Step 2: Roll

To make your Hurdle gates, roll up pages of magazines. You can also use other materials such as paper tubes as your Hurdle gate.

Step 3: Punch

To make the stand for your hurdle, use the point end of the Makedo Safe-saw and punch a hole in the side of 2 milk cartons. Ensure the holes are the same height. Connect a Makedo Lock-hinge on a right angle to the punched holes with Makedo Re-clips.

Step 4: Connect

Now connect the rolled up magazine to the milk cartons by placing it on top of the right angled Lock-hinge. Secure it to the Lock-hinge using Makedo Re-clips.

Step 5: Build

Use various other materials to make the remaining stands for your Hurdles. We have used paper cups so they can be stacked to different heights. Use the Makedo Safe-saw and punch a hole in the cups and lids of the cups.

Step 6: Connect

Connect your Hurdle gate to the paper cups using Makedo Re-clips.

Step 7: Build

Finally connect the paper cups so that they stack using Makedo Re-clips.

Step 8: Complete

Your creation is now complete! Why not start your own mini olympics with other sporting activities created using reclaimed materials and Makedo. You can even make some gold medals and trophies. We would love to see your creations, so remember to share them at