Published on July 21, 2020

What if your kids could go to the sun or climb a tree, all without ever leaving the living room? A collection of recycled cardboard kits makes that dream a reality. The clever initiative from Danish designer Rosan Bosch is a response to the pandemic and the new challenges parents are facing. “When schools closed around the world, we wanted to create something for children at home to empower them and let them create their own learning space,” says Bosch.

Made for kids ages 5 to 9, there are four Wonder DIY kits in total, including an “island” that features a tabletop/desk and a “cave” with a small crawl space. There are also partitions and dividers, ideal for games of hide-and-seek. The sets ($65 each) ship flat-pack through a company called Stykka (tack on another $20 for delivery to the U.S). Putting the pieces together is a breeze once they arrive at your doorstep. Building and rebuilding the setups alone will keep little ones entertained (the pieces slot into place—no tools required). When you’re ready to have your living room—or whatever space you’re currently using as a makeshift play area—back, simply collapse the pieces. 

Of course, kids don’t just love crawling around in cardboard—they like drawing on it. Unlike a regular brown box, these components feature white surfaces, making them a great blank canvas for spontaneous doodles and math problems. Or with a few blankets and some string lights, children can construct a full-on fort where they can hang out all summer long.  

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