Sunday, February 24, 2013

A cardboard laptop

I wanted to prevent the Older from pounding on my laptop, so I decided to make one of her own.

Originally I was inspired by this amazing felt laptop , but since I don't have a sewing machine, and gluing felt would probably turn out very messy, I decided to simplify the whole thing.

I've noticed how a certain candy box reminds me of a laptop when it's opened upside down.




And the idea was born:


We stated by wrapping it in some white paper. At first I was going to use an ordinary paper glue, but it just did not produce a neat result, so I used the electrical tape instead:

No, this is not a typo, it is how the Older calls a laptop

The inner side, the one intended to become the keyboard, was also wrapped in some white paper and I manually draw keyboard keys by using colorful markers. This part was the trickiest and lasted for a while, but the final result was great, as little hands could hardly wait to start typing:




And after she "typed" for a while, some images "appeared" on the screen (we used stickers):






The Younger also liked it, so I'll definitely have to make another one (anyone who has at least two children, knows what I mean ;)

Let the play begin!


Serenity you



61 comments:

  1. That is cute! I wish my little ones would be distracted from my electronics that way, but I think they would just cry until I gave in. lol

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  2. I love this - especially how now I need to go out and buy a certain box of chocolates.

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  3. Love this. When my boys were younger I always found that toys diy-ed from cardboard got more play time than buying plastic pretend laptops, phones or whatever from the shops.

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  4. Oh my, the chocolate box really IS PERFECT!! What a great and fun idea. Love the addition of stickers too!

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty.

    Maggy

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    1. Glad you like it and thanks for stopping by! I'm always searching for easy but fun kids' crafts, and kids were very interested this one.

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  5. This is so clever. What a great idea. I am your newest rss, google+ and facebook follower. I wanted to thank you for stopping by Posed Perfection and leaving me a sweet comment on my Decoupaged Eggs. I hope you'll visit again soon and maybe even follow me back.
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  8. Thanks for linking up with us for the "Let's Be Friends" GFC Hop!! ♥ your newest follower!

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  9. How creative! My boys would love this! I found you at Serenity Saturday. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You should try it, it was very easy to make it!
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  10. What a cute idea! I bet they have fun with it (or them if you have made the 2nd one).
    Thanks for sharing at Real Family Fun link party.
    KC

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    2. It was my pleasure participating!

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  12. This is such a great idea! My daughter would have loved this when she was younger. I'm stopping by from SITS girls!

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  13. That is just way too cute and such a great idea except my toddler will not have it! He will try to eat the cardboard.

    xoxo,
    Khloe
    www.kgstyleblogs.com

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    1. Maybe if you first eat the chocolate pieces, maybe he'll find the cardboard less appealing, lol.

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  14. This is adorable! Great idea!

    I was just dropping by to thank you for linking up at the Let's Be Friends Blog Hop. I am your follower and am so glad we've connected!

    Take care!

    Tiffany

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  15. What an adorable Lapot!

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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  16. Cute! And I salute the sacrifice you made in eating a box of chocolates in order to make your kids a great toy!! :)

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  17. Such a cute idea! And I love that you reused an old object to turn it into a fun toy. Happy SITS day :-)

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  18. Visiting from SITS, what a great idea!

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  19. How fun! What a creative idea!

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  20. What a great idea! It turned out really cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. A very cute doable project. Thanks for the idea. Much better than buying a plastic toy laptop. Enjoy your SITS Day.

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  22. This is adorable. I love the screen!

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  23. Fun!

    I should try that for my oldest, too....

    Happy SITS day!

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  24. Awesome idea! Wish I had thought of this when mine were younger! Tammy Eakes; www.NoSkinnies.com

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  25. Awesome idea! Wish I had thought of this when mine were younger! Now they are old enough to read so they want the real thing. At least they are using it productively and not just beating on the keyboard! HA Tammy Eakes; www.NoSkinnies.com

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  26. What a neat idea! Thanks for sharing. Visiting from SITS.

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  27. This was a fantastic idea!

    Happy SITS Day!

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  28. What a neat idea! I think I might have to do this with my boys. Happy SITS Day!

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  29. Oh my goodness! This is cutest most creative idea ever! I'm definitely doing this for my son!

    Visiting from SITS!

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  30. Soooo cute..I'm going to have to do this with my Grandson!!
    Blessings..stopped over from SITS!! Happy SITS day!!

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  31. What a great idea and very creative! Visiting from sits

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  32. Such a cute idea! Happy SITS Day to you!

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  33. love it! I work from home so my little girl is always trying to get a hold of my laptop I may have to make one for her :)
    Happy SITS Day!

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  34. So cute! Great idea! Happy SITS day!

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  35. Brilliant! Plus, if it gets pushed off of the table, it won't break!!

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  36. GENIUS!!! GENIUS!!! Happy SITS Day.

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  37. Adorable and very clever! Stopping by from SITS.

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  38. THat is the coolest idea ever! happy SITS day :)

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  39. Such a creative idea!! :) Happy SITS day LATE!! lol

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  40. Stopping by from SITS! Love the cardboard laptop idea. My little sweetie is only nine months old, but she's never met a computer she didn't want to pound on!
    XOXO,
    Jessica
    www.onceuponagiggle.com

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  41. That is a very neat idea! A great way to get young kids familiarized with computers! Happy SITS day!

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