2015 Cardboard Challenge

Get inspired & Create

Celebrate A Day Of Play

Home for a Gnome

Design for Change Cardboard Challenge

Evansville, IN

United States

Evansville Day School students are making Homes for Gnomes using re-purposed shoe boxes, various salvaged materials and found objects. Tiny gnomes were made by the students in art class in preparation for our annual Gnome Night, a family event that includes a cookout, a play, and art displays. We are excited to share our Cardboard Challenge creations as part of Gnome Night this year.

Share Your Creations with the World!

Inviting The World To Play

The Global Cardboard Challenge began in 2012, following the overwhelming success of the short film, 'Caine's Arcade'. In 2017, we hope to surpass 1 million child participants!


Inspired by the short film, ‘Caine’s Arcade,’ the Global Cardboard Challenge is an annual event presented by the Imagination Foundation that celebrates child creativity and the role communities can play in fostering it. This September, kids of all ages are invited to build anything they can dream up using cardboard, recycled materials and imagination. Then on Saturday, October 7th, 2017, a day that commemorates the flash mob that made Caine's day in the short film, communities come together and play!


Here are a few resources to help you host an awesome Cardboard Challenge.