Miss K has a favourite game she likes to play with her baby doll who goes by the name of “baby Amelia”. She loves to pretend one of my old, broken tripods is a camera, and baby Amelia is the photographer. While I stand there taking photos of various craft masterpieces we have made to put on this blog, baby Amelia stands next to me and takes photos on her old, broken tripod. Cute, right? I always thought so, but recently while baby Amelia was taking photos with her broken tripod, a small piece held on by a spring flew off and hit poor Miss K just above the eye, luckily not harming her too badly but I felt pretty bad for letting her play with the thing in the first place and threw it in the bin. This did not go down well with Miss K at all, and it was clear that baby Amelia needed a new camera, which is why I made this camera and binocular explorer set one day whilst Miss K was at Pre School. You can make one too, it’s easy…
You will need…
For the camera:
• A soap box
• A milk bottle lid
• Duct Tape & washi tape
• Cello wrap
For the binoculars:
• A thin cardboard tube (ours was from an empty roll of garbage bags) cut in half horizontally
• Duct tape & washi tape
• Cello Wrap
How To make the camera:
• Cover the soap box in duct tape and washi tape in a design of your choosing
• Add a small square of duct tape in the top right hand corner to look like the view finder
• Cover the milk bottle lid in cello wrap and wrap around the edges with washi tape.
• Attach the milk bottle lid to the soap box with double sided tape
• Tape a piece of string on for the camera strap
How to make the binoculars:
• Cover one end of each half roll with cello wrap
• Decorate the roll with tape, covering the part where the cello wrap has been stuck down to the roll
• Stick both rolls together to look like binoculars with some washi tape.
• Tape on some string for a strap
How quick and easy was that?
Now baby Amelia has a perfectly safe toy camera to use AND she can also take her best friend Rosie Bear along when she goes exploring with her very own rose-tinted binoculars.
Do you think the toys like their fancy new camera and binoculars? Well, that is a question for Miss K, but I have the distinct feeling that they love them.
For lots more ways to craft & play visit my Craft & Play board on Pinterest.
Or Pin this one to you craft board for later…
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