I was so excited to spend the time to create a blog post with this genius (well I think so!) fun project to make with your kids. It took me about 10 minutes to collect what I needed and glue it together, then wait overnight for the glue to dry ready to paint with $3.99 black spray paint.
Can you believe how good it looks next to my Canon 5D Mark III camera.
It even features a removable lens cover. Unreal!!!
Here’s how I created this one:
Using your iPhone box, separate the items and use only the lid and the box.
Gather items you have to decorate your box. This could include gems, stars, sticker letters, whatever!
Glue Pop Top into the inside of the iPhone’s lid so it appears as the ‘lens’. Then glue this onto the iPhone box creating the basic camera. Cut a hole for the takeaway sauce container to sit over the ‘lens’. Decorate items (buttons/viewing screen) on using the super glue (except for the ribbon/cord) and let dry (overnight if using PVA glue).
Remove lens cap (take away sauce lid) and use whatever spray paint colour you wish, spray your ‘camera’. Let dry overnight.
Glue ribbon/cord on and let dry.
These are great if you want toy cameras for kids to use as photo props as they aren’t heavy and they’re pretty durable. It’s also a fun activity to reuse packaging you have lying around and terrific for kids creativity to decorate the explore their imagination playing with it. Kids can also pretend to be a real photographer by removing the lens to take a photo. Cool.