My nine year old has been creating electronic devices from paper for years, and now introducing his latest creation: a play iPhone, made from paper, kleenex, string and tape! Not to mention that it was created totally from memory, as there weren't any iPhones anywhere in sight!
His little illustrations of icons are just the cutest and his earwires made from yarn and tape are truly lifesize, I had to take this little creation out of his ears in order to photograph it! And I guess I should mention that this phone is padded with a layer of kleenex to give it some thickness.
Oh, and check out that apple logo on the back of the phone......truly adorable!
So dear readers, while I can't take any credit whatsoever for this little paper iPhone, do encourage your kids to make the electronic gadgets of their dreams from paper, my son was so very proud of his little creation. And one last note to my dear mother who worries that my kids, won't be able to function in the "modern world" as they aren't currently exposed to computers.....know any kids that are exposed to computers that would have the patience and creativity to make a little iPhone like this one? Point made, sorry mom, and hopefully some inspiration for the rest of you out there to encourage lots more crafting and creative play and lots less computer and TV time!