Cardboard Polaroid Camera

Introduction: Cardboard Polaroid Camera

Here’s a relatively easy cardboard creation that you can make to entertain yourself during quarantine.

Step 1: Creating All the Panels

Mark out cardboard polygons with these dimensions and cut them out;

- 3.5 x 12 - x2
- 3 x 12 - x1
- 5 x 12 - x1
- 8 x 12 - x1
- 2 x 12 - x1
- 1 x 12 - x1
- 1 x 2.5 - x1
- 1 x 2 - x1
- 0.5 x 1 - x1
- 1 x 3.5 - x1
- 12 x 14 - x1
- cardboard tube, length - 2
- cardboard tube, length - 4 - (cut one end on sharp angle)
- cardboard cube without ends cut to fit cylinder
- cardboard circle - diameter - 0.8
- You will also need to create the side panels which have measurements in the photo above.

Although these measurements seam exact I did a lot of this bye eye and am measuring this after it’s creation. Because of this you can create and alter panels to fit YOUR build.

Step 2: Assemble the Panels

Assemble the parts with the information above. For the 2 cylinders, 1 x 2.5, 1 x 2, 0.8 x 1, the small circle and the ‘sideless cube’ refer to the other photos for guidance.

Step 3: Adding Colour!

Finish it off with a lovely paint job, (yes, I am aware mine is blotchy 😔), and call it a day!

Step 4: Completion

You have completed your Polaroid camera! If you liked my first instructable please consider giving it a vote in the cardboard competition.

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    Elaina M
    Elaina M

    1 year ago

    Thanks for sharing - looks pretty cute :)