Make Your Own iPhone: Cause Your Kid Needs One Too!
When I asked the hipster Mac employee if they had a cardboard iphone for my kid he looked at me like I was crazy. But, as soon as I got the beautiful box with the beautiful iphone in it I knew I had the makings for a do-it-yourself iphone. And so, without further adieu, I give you the how- to-make-an-iphone tutorial.
1 iphone box *(see below if you don't have one)
Good scissors and knife
Crayola Model Magic in black
Black tempura paint
Step 1 - Remove the black foam from the inside of the box and cut out the iphone on the top of the box, you may need to use a combination of a knife and sciors to get the job done . The box sort of comes apart but you want to make sure you have the hard cardboard part as well as the top layer with the iphone image.
Step 3 - Paint the sides and back of the iphone cut-out black.
Step 4 - Once your model magic is dry (takes about 24 hours), glue your iphone cut-out onto the model magic and you are done! I used Elmer's glue but any glue will work.
* If you don't have an iphone box you can go to: Tech Crunch and print out the iphone. (In fact you can stop there and just make a paper iphone). If you take this route you will need to mold your own iphone back without any help but it shouldn't be too hard.
Full Disclosure: When I handed my daughter her new iphone the first thing she tried to do was make a phone call, after which she said "I want an iphone that works." Sigh. But, here is the good news, about an hour later she asked for it and has been making imaginary phone calls and writing emails ever since, gotta love toddlers!