Ok, this is the thing, kids hate fake or old i-phones, but love the ones they make on their own. Beep, beep, beep…I often hear my daughter say right before I hear a full blown (and often very random!) conversation with her imaginary friend -all on her handmade phone. There is an appeal and unique response to something if we have created it ourselves. Plus, when they make their own phones, your children can show off all their clever ideas, such as an ice-cream button to hit when you need an ice-cream!
Supplies: white construction paper, markers, scissors, ruler and washi tape
Cut out phone shape to approximately 13 cm x 7 cm.
If you want, you can draw a few basic shapes, such as a circle for on/off button or a simple grid to lay out the design.
Let your children draw icons or numbers or whatever they want their phones to look like. My daughter wanted a rainbow phone, one with `floating` numbers and just for good measure a phone made out of tissues (phone on right)?!
Washi tape works really well for icons with such great colors and prints.
Hope this is an easy craft that you can fit into daily life, but still illuminates your child`s creativity!
HI! I live in Northern Japan on the Oga peninsula and love making crafts with my children and enjoying the beautiful surroundings with my family.
I also run a small company, Sora, that sells handmade clothing, bags and accessories! www.sorajapan.org