Make a craft toy camera for toddlers

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Children have their whims every now and then and my daughter asked for a Dora camera few days back (Dora is her favourite obviously). Now, I am a big believer in DIYing toys rather than buying store-bought toys at the drop of a hat. I did this before, when I made her microphone which is still one of her favorites. This time we made the camera using thermocol from packing stuff.

 

 

What you need

2 inch thick thermocol

1 small paper cup

Colored printed sheets

Stickers to decorate

1 inch ribbon – around 2 feet long

Adhesive tape

Double-sided tape

Scissors and glue

How to

Cut thermocol into a 4 inch by 3 inch rectangle.

Carve a small top out of the thermocol using a paper knife.

Carve a small square to act as the shutter switch.

Paint the paper cup in your favourite color.

Cover the camera body with colored paper.

Attach the shutter button and top using glue and tape.

Attach the paper cup using double-sided tape to form a lens.

Attach the ribbon using glue and tape to form the strap.

Decorate with your favourite stickers. 

 

 

 

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