Makedo Back-seat Dashboard




About: Makedo is a simple to use, open-ended system of tools for creative cardboard construction. Build imaginative and useful creations from upcycled (repurposed) everyday cardboard. Makedo comes to life in collab...

Introducing the ultimate back-seat car accessory: a Back-seat Dashboard! Hang it on the back of the driver or passenger seat and let your little ones take control of their own wheel. All you need are reclaimed materials and Makedo parts available at

Step 1: Punch

To begin your Makedo Dashboard, use the point end of the Makedo Safe-saw and punch a hole in the centre of all the bottle lids, containers and plates.

Step 2: Cut

To create the features for your speedometer and signals, cut out arrows and circles that will be pinned together with the bottle lids.

Step 3: Connect

For the steering wheel of your Dashboard, take two bottle lids and place one on top and one underneath your plate. Connect the wheel to the Dashboard base using a Makedo Re-pin and Re-clip.

Step 4: Punch

To make the speedometer and signals, layer the pieces of cardboard and bottle lids along the top of the base box. Connect them to the base using Makedo Re-pins and Re-clips.

Step 5: Build

For the gear stick next to the steering wheel, place the tray and saw a slot on the top of it through to the box. The Makedo Safe-saw will sit in this small slot to become the gear stick for the Dashboard.

Step 6: Connect

Secure the tray to the base box using Makedo Re-pins and Re-clips.

Step 7: Connect

To complete the look of your Dashboard,  position the box lid on a slight angle. Secure this position using Makedo Hinges, Re-pins and Re-clips to keep it in place.

Step 8: Complete

Your Makedo Dashboard is now complete! Connect a piece of ribbon to the box to hang it over the back of the passenger seat of the car. It’s now ready to take for a drive, so put on your driver’s hat and remember to buckle up.



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