Can you imagine telling your child to build his own ride-on toy, stool, or bookcase?  With Tsuchinoco’s innovative collection of playful cardboard toys and furniture that is now possible. Tsuchinoco is based in Japan where they have created several fantastic designs from strong pieces of corrugated cardboard that easily fit together like puzzle pieces to build functional seating, storage and toys.

Or a cardboard train?

For functionality, there is even a bookcase that is very green?
Tsuchinoco boasts that  the cardboard they use is stronger than that of typical corrugated cardboard. It is a fiber board called HIPLE-ACE. Its benefit is in its strength while also is lightweight compared to wood. With this cardboard little kids can easily move the pieces around. While being 100% recyclable, what a responsible and wise environmental investment compared to most other materials used today.

If you have a “yen” for something like this to encouraging engineering for young minds, take a look at their website for many other toys and furniture.