Picture of awesome bouncy kids camera made with sugru
Our awesome kids camera is bouncy and protected thanks to sugru :) yay

Most three to eight year olds are budding artists. They love to paint, draw and build. So why can't they be great photographers too? Maybe because cameras designed for kids don't actually work very well and who wants to splash out of a nice digital camera for their child when they are probably going to drop it all the time and end up breaking it in five minutes. Well, with a bit of Sugru and massive amounts of ingenuity your children can now become budding young photographers. By covering a camera with soft Sugru walls it can be made drop proof so even the most wild child wont be able to break it. The key to this hack is in the making of the walls. Once you've got that down its a doddle. Enjoy.

You will need:

1 x digital camera
1 x scissors
1 x child

Step 1: The original kids camera by Stefan

Picture of the original kids camera by Stefan

phettsack4 years ago
Unfortunately, Sugru is hell expensive for little pieces of putty.
Try this! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Your-Own-Sugru-Substitute/
santy223 years ago
This is one of the most amazing instructables in this site.
I'd consider using one of those squarier looking, fixed-lens cameras for a smaller and sleeker looking product, but the fact that you can throw the camera lens-first to the ground and just watch it bounce off just amazes me.

How has this been holding up? If sugru is so easy to remove when cured I'm sure a couple pieces have already fallen off.
Fhytaur4 years ago
Sugru is too expensive =(, is there a similar cheaper product on market?
projectsugru (author)  Fhytaur4 years ago
hi, we have given sugru to Instructabels for prizes so if you enter competitions you could well get some for free :)
mikeasaurus4 years ago
Fun idea!
I should do this to my cameras as I'm always dropping/breaking it. :-/
projectsugru (author)  mikeasaurus4 years ago
awesome, would love to see the results :)
Articas4 years ago
If this was done with a water proof camera I think it could make the ultimate unbreakable camera!
projectsugru (author)  Articas4 years ago
yeah, that sound like a great idea :)
Do it with the new HdPro
y ded you change the name
it's a kids camera so I thought it was more appropriate to say awesome :)
splazem4 years ago
I was wondering what to do with my sugru... Thanks for giving me an answer!