Introduction: Makedo Cardboard Camera

About: Makedo is a series of safe cardboard construction tools purposely designed for kids to imagine and build the world they want to see.

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Step 1: Saw

To begin your Makedo Camera, Use the Makedo Safe-saw and cut the smaller box to the same width as your Camera body box. This will be the viewfinder for your Camera.

Step 2: Punch

To connect the viewfinder to the top of your Camera, use the point end of the Makedo Safe-saw and punch a hole on the top of your Camera body box.

Step 3: Connect

Connect a Makedo Hinge positioned at a right angle to the top of the viewfinder using Makedo Re-pins and Re-clips.

Step 4: Connect

To make the snap button, connect a bottle lid to the right hand side of the Camera base box using a Makedo Re-pin and Re-clip.

Step 5: Build

Source bottle lids, containers or CDs and layer them on top of each other to create the lens of your Makedo Camera. Connect the lens to the front of your Camera body box using a Makedo Re-pin and Re-clip.

Step 6: Saw

Use the Makedo Safe-saw and cut a slot underneath the lens. This is where your instant images will emerge from.

Step 7: Roll

To create the instant film, curl paper around a cardboard tube and position it inside the box. Connect Makedo Re-pins on either side of the box so that when the flaps are closed the pins fit in line with the tube and hold it in place.

Step 8: Complete

To complete your Makedo Camera, connect a piece of ribbon to the sides for a neck strap. You are now ready to capture all your exciting adventures! We would love to be a part of them so don’t forget to upload your Makedo creation to