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Making mobile phones using cardboard

With a keen interest to recycle and reuse cardboard, we collect a lot of cardboard boxes and enjoy making a whole lot of things throughout the year. We don't seem to be able to post all of them in spite of all the reminders we get from the parents and our well wishers! Nevertheless we plan to work on sharing more frequently!

Recently I came across this lovely fun idea on pinterest : A little cardboard mobile phone
Since we were making things for Valentines Day, I wondered if everyone would like to make a cardboard mobile phone as a gift or a fun pretend play idea :)

I handed them the cardboard cut outs, poster paints, black markers and the results were simply AMAZING!!!!!
Most of the children used poster paints and black markers for writing and outlining their designs while a few of them tried using wax crayons -as seen on the third one from the top.

The children also made psps and ipods!!! And some of them requested for bigger cardboard pieces to make ipads and more!!! Whats more they decided to create their own brands and designs, while the others made some for their siblings and cousins!!!


  1. Hello.

    Nice idea.

    How did you paint the cardboard? Markers or paint?


  2. Thank you, Miqueas Molina! We used poster paints to paint the cardboard and black markers for writing and outlining the designs.


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