CALAFANT, founded by inventor and creator Boris Schimanski, makes wonderful flat-packed cardboard cut-out toys that give your kids some great hands-on creative opportunities. CALAFANT (Cardboard Land of Fantasies) robots come in two sizes 50 cms (20inch) and 105cms (41inch) tall. They can be painted, and decked out with all sorts of add-ons to make the robots cute, techie or even aggressive.

According to CALAFANT, children’s creativity is highly important for their expression, needing paint, craft projects, model building and pretend play to experience and learn about their emotions. Making the models also assists in motor skill development, and is often just plain fun.

The models are made in Germany from high-quality, recyclable cardboard, with pre-cut and pre-punched cut-outs, so they can be assembled without glue and scissors. There are also castles, doll-houses, space-ships, pirate ships, cars, farms, treehouses and a whole lot more of exciting and imaginative cardboard toys are available.