Makerpedia was looking for a positive way to connect and create with the world during the Coronavirus pandemic. During April 2020, we invited people all over the world to create an arcade game out of cardboard, scissors, and tape for an online Global Cardboard Challenge! Participants digitally shared their progress and connected with other families all over the world through Flipgrid.
The Global Cardboard Challenge was inspired by a cardboard arcade created by then 9-year-old Caine Monroy out of boxes and everyday objects. The boy ran his arcade from his father's auto parts store in East Los Angeles during mid-2011.
Through this event, we hoped to encourage creative play (SDG #5), family time (SDG #4)
& global partnerships (SDG #17).