If you’ve ever purchased a refrigerator, microwave, washer, dryer etc that came in a cardboard box and you also had a child around – then I’m sure you’ve realized that all children seem to be really drawn to cardboard boxes. I remember being 10 or so when my brother bought a refrigerator that came in this huge box. He even cut out windows and doors for us. We played with the box for months before it finally got weak enough that it had to be thrown out. These days, kids don’t have to just imagine that cardboard boxes are a pirate ship, or a robot – because calafant makes recycled cardboard toys that you form into all kinds of neat things like a tree house, a palace or a robot. I was sent the calafant cardboard robot which is called the calabot to review which I knew Ryan would enjoy. The cardboard is white on one side (the outside) and brown on the inside. You can have your child use paint, markers, crayons etc on the outside to decorate the robot before it’s made. We opted to leave ours white, though. The robot comes in a bunch of pieces, and would be really challenging for a young kid to do alone. If your child is under age 10 or so, I’d suggest having a parent around to help out. There are a lot of pieces to bend and put into place, so it took a while to get our calabot fully assembled, though it wasn’t too hard. The instructions have a lot of steps and a lot of images, but it was hard to tell what the image was telling us to do, at times. We figured it out though and were surprised at how large the calabot was once finished. He stands pretty big, and has pose able arms. The cardboard is fairly thick and sturdy so with gentle use he could last a while, though he is just cardboard so he wouldn’t stand up to rough play for very long. For just under 25.00, I think this is a really neat, unique toy for boys and can be a great activity for fathers and sons to do together. Calafant sells other cardboard toys in case your child isn’t a robot fanatic.

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