Introduction: How to Make an IPhone

Do you let your kid play with your cell phone? Well, I did but when I upgraded to an IPhone I knew I had a problem - there was just no way I was going to let my toddler play with my awesome new toy. I needed one for her. And, as soon as I saw the beautiful box that my iphone came in I knew I had the makings for a do-it-yourself IPhone.

1 iphone box*
Good scissors and knife
Crayola Model Magic in black
Sharpened pencil
Elmers glue
Black tempura paint

  • If you don't have an iphone box you can go to Tech Crunch and print out the 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.

And, check out my full post on this at Mommy Poppins

Step 1:

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 2:

Step 2 - Mush your model magic around in your hands to get it nice and smooth and then stuff the model magic in the plastic mold in the iphone case. I did it twice, once where I let the model magic dry in the mold and it didn't work as well as when I took it out so I suggest that once you get the model magic all smushed in the mold you take it out and smooth the edges. Use your sharpened pencil and knife to make the earphone and power holes and slats (see step 3 image).

Step 3:

Step 3 - Paint the sides and back of the iphone cut-out black.

Step 4:

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.

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