Introduction: Vintage Papercraft Camera
Hey momoluvers! It's momo and today I'll be making a super cute instructable that is unique and clever. This is so amazing and will arouse curiosity in any one who sees it!
I was inspired by this image (the pink camera) I found on the Internet and all that was provided was a template for the accordion lens and nothing else!
I decided to give my momoluvers a DIY for this, as I wasn't so sure how it would turn out, I was hesitant to create this- although it turned out great!
All votes will be very much appreciated!!!
NOTE: this instructable is a 100% momo original, none of the information in this tutorial had been previously devised
Step 1: Supplies
2~ cardboard (can be recycled and old)
3~ liquid glue
4~ at least 2 different patterns of paper
6~ template above (for accordion lens)
Step 2: Accordion Lens
Cut out the template
Cut four pieces out using the template (2 one color, 2 the other)
Fold the paper along the score lines
Glue the long edges and lock the pieces in with each other
Step 3: Base Boxes
Cut out two squares from the cardboard: one 5" x 5" and the other 4 1/2" x 4 1/2".
Cut out four strips measuring 5" x 1"
Cut out four more measuring 4 1/2" x 1 3/4"
Step 4: Base Box Construction
Put the strips on the sides of the squares and tape it down. Make sure it's sturdy because this is the base and it has to be strong.
Glue the bottom of the box and stick it on patterned paper.
Gold the paper up and cut along the top edge. Glue the flaps against the cardboard like shown above.
Trim if necessary. And repeat with the smaller box
Step 5: Attachment
Glue the bottom of the small box and stick it to the middle of the larger box
Glue the accordion lens onto the small box like shown
Step 6: Lens Cover
Cut out a square of cardboard measuring 2 3/4" x 2 3/4"
Cut out four strips measuring 2 3/4" x 1/2"
Repeat the steps you did to construct the base boxes
Attach the lens cap to the opposite end of the accordion lens
Step 7: Lens Cover Pt. 2
To make the detailed lens, cut out two long, thin strips and roll them into loops.
Trace both sizes on patterned paper
Cut out the traced circles creating small tabs so that it can attach to the loops
On the small circle, cut an EVEN SMALLER circle to create the illusion of the lens
Attach the lens to the cover
Step 8: Base Platform Construction
Cut out two rectangles measuring 4 1/2" x 3 1/4"
Cut out four strips; two measuring 3 1/4" x 3/4"
The other two measuring 4 1/2" x 3/4"
Assemble them the same you have before. Then glue it to the small box (on the bottom)
Step 9: Supporting Bracket
The supporting bracket helps hold up the lens and keep it even.
To create it, cut out a 4" x 1/2" strip of cardboard.
Fold it one inch in on either side.
Glue the bottom of the bracket onto the base platform and tape the top ends to the bottom of the lens cover
Step 10: Flash Attachment
Cut out a piece of paper 2" wide and 5" tall. Roll this piece and tape it together.
Make a circle shape like above, but make a small tab on the side and cut it out like so...
When you connect the tab to the circle using glue or tape, it will become a small cone shape
Attach this piece to the rolled piece from the previous step using glue and/or tape.
Glue this attachment to the left side of the camera
Step 11: Finish!
And you're done! I hope y'all enjoyed this 100% momo-original instructable, because y'all seem to like those! Have fun making this! It looks very professional and neat. It'll turn out unique every time with different patterns and colors. And remember to vote! Love y'all •_£
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