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Get Snap Happy With This Fun DIY Camera

Transform a humble cardboard box, paper cup and bits and bobs from around the house into the perfect ‘make and play’ diy camera. We had so much fun making a camera from a laundry detergent lid recently we just had to make another one :)

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Materials you need from around the house to make the DIY camera with your children
- small cardboard box
– paper cup
– lid of cosmetic bottle for the camera lens
– small thread spoons or beads for the camera dial
– ribbon, thread or lights old belt for the camera strap

Craft materials
– duck tape
– glue gun
– black permanent marker

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Step 1
Cover the cardboard box with duck tape – substitute with tin foil, wrapping paper or paint if you don’t have tape.

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Cut the paper cup/lens across the middle

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And cover this too in tape, or paint if you wish

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The really fun part!!

Now it’s time to glue everything into place
– the cosmetic lid to the top for the flash
– the thread spoon, button, bead or circles of cardboard on for the camera dial – it’s very important to set the correct photo mode
– and then with a black marker draw on some camera-like graphics
– glue some ribbon or an old belt or braid onto the sides of the box to carry the camera along on your travels

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Molly got the great idea that she should add some drawings or pictures cut from a magazine in the centre of the cup so everyone would know what she was looking at through the camera lens xx

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Anyone up for some instamatic good fun in the garden, at the beach or on a sunday excursion ?
Happy making, happy playing, happy imagining ….

This everyday recycling projects was created as part of the Sprinkles of Imagination campaign for the cool Nestle fab® Ice Cream team, which has been running over the summer months. Nestle want to help parents and children see the world with a sprinkle of imagination, the essence of the campaign, and the reason I chose to join in the fun as a brand ambassador.

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Check out the great ideas entered in the competition so far here. The competition to win a fantastic family trip to Disney World Florida or a weekly spot cash prize closes on August 31st, but the fun doesn’t have to stop until then. Click here for more inspiration.

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