In this technocratic world, what child would not like to have his/her own laptop to be just like Mommy and Daddy?
You can make that wish came true with this super easy DIY from recycled cardboard and aluminum foil.
What you will need:
- a rectangular piece of recycled cardboard, which you would have to eventually fold in half to give it a laptop feel
- aluminum foil (I am sure you have it in your kitchen cupboard)
- a glue stick
- a ruler
- a craft knife for cutting your cardboard
- print out screenshot (just take a picture of your computer screen with your iPhone)
- a keyboard (print here).
Apply the glue generously to the entire cardboard.
Cover the glue part with aluminum foil.
Flip the cardboard over.
Fold the foil over and glue the edges of the aluminum.
Fold the cardboard in half and glue the screenshot to the top portion and the keyboard (print here) to the bottom.
Your Kids DIY Laptop is ready!
Show your child how to use the keyboard and have fun!
This is a super fun DIY that your child can totally make himself (except the cutting portion). You can also offer stickers to decorate and personalize each child's laptop.
This can also be a good opportunity to learn and recognize letters. You can play a game and ask your child to find a particular letter on a keyboard.
My laptop came with an extra Apple sticker, so we stuck it to the front of Adrian's DIY laptop to give it a more realistic look.
It is amazing how much fun kids have with pretend toys that resemble adults version!
Please, leave a comment if you end up making one! This DIY laptop is Adrian's favorite toy now!
This is so great I can’t wait to make one for my kid… and the shop haha. Thanks!
Ohh I am so glad you liked it 🙂
This was kind of difficult but it was fun!