Happy Earth Day, everyone!
Today's guest poster is Emily.
Emily lives in my house. She is six+ years old. She is in training to be the family art-and-craft director, so I can retire. I may live to regret it, but I have let her have access to my cardboard stash. Last week she made something that is much cooler than anything I ever could, and I thought I'd ask her to share a tutorial of it here on Earth Day. I did some of the trickier, more dangerous construction and gluing under her orders, but she designed and executed a fair bit of it. Here's Emily.
Hi everyone, I'm Emily. I am in kindergarten this year. This is my i-phone. I like listening to music on it, calling my friends and typing messages.
My i-phone has headphones. I took a headband and some black foam and cut circles out of the black foam and stuck them together on the ends of my headband. I took a string
and stuck a jack on the end (this is a golf tee).
I can plug it into my i-phone and listen to music. I made a hole that I plug the jack into.
Mum made a box out of a cereal box and put a window on the front. Mum says the window is an extra layer and we can slide things into it.
I made screens and here they are. I made a menu, a music player screen, a phone screen and a keyboard screen. My Mum laminated my screens so they looked and felt like real screens.
My Mum cut holes in the screens so I could change screens and slide them in and out.
Here's my phone at the menu.
Here is the screen popping out of my i-phone.
Here's me pushing higher my different screens.
Here is my music screen.
Here is my typing screen. I am typing an email to my grandma.
Have fun making your i-phone!
This is Emily's Mum popping back again to say that no one in our home owns a real iphone, but we love looking at ads of the latest Apple gadgets. I am guessing that's how Emily knew how one works (roughly). This version is batteryless and cardboardy and costs practically nothing.
If you'd like to see more cardboard stuff (some with batteries) from our home, or see how much we love working with cardboard, this is post you might enjoy.