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Busy Hands: DIY Phone Stand

I love it when we have extra cardboard lying around the house! The material is so durable that you can make almost anything you set your heart to. So, we made this very simple Phone Stand that actually functions as one. It was a gift for Dad on Father's Day, but kids can also make it for themselves or a friend. It's a fun craft project which they can design and personalize any way they want.

An easy phone stand using recycled material that kids can make for themselves, or as a hand made gift.

Here's how we made this DIY Phone Stand:


1. Use a strip of cardboard 43 cm long and 10.5 cm wide. This should fit most phones.

2. Fold the edges at both ends, about 2 cm.

3. Starting from the left, fold at 12.5 cm (excluding the 2 cm fold), and 13 cm after that, and 14 cm next.

4. Put glue on the fold on the extreme right and bring it down as shown in the photo. Leave about 2 cm space to hold the phone. You might want to put some weight over the glued end to make it really stay.

Instructions for making a cardboard phone stand.

5. Now, make a mixture of equal parts white glue and water, and use a brush to apply over the exterior of the stand.

6. Cut out a few squares from newspapers and glue them on using the mixture. After you've covered the whole area, apply the mixture over it again, and let it dry completely.

Cardboard phone stand craft for kids.

7. Decorate the phone stand any way you like. We liked the newsprint, so we just drew a heart in the middle. You could also paint over it, and use stickers. You could even personalize it with photos, or a special message.

A simple phone stand using recycled material that kids can make for themselves, or as a gift!


Busy Hands - series for crafts and activities for kids.

Busy Hands is a series about activities and craft 
you can do with toddlers and young children.


Linked up with:
Let Kids Be Kids // Tuesday Tutorials //
Mini Creations // Toddler Fun Friday

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19 comments

Louise Fairweather said...

I should do this as I am forever losing my phone - could do with somewhere to keep it x

Karen Bell said...

Lovely idea for a gift. I love the newspaper design.
Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

Tarana said...

I'm always looking for mine too!

Tarana said...

Thanks Karen!

Jocelyn (@ReadingRes) said...

This is such a sweet idea. We always have loads of cardboard, too, but I hadn't thought to use it in this way before x

Hodge Podge said...

How sweet! I bet any dad would love to receive this - it would take pride of place on their desk no doubt :)

Eileen Teo said...

Such a beautiful phone stand! Thank you for sharing it with us #pintorials

Tarana said...

Glad you liked it, it was fun to make too!

Tarana said...

Dad loves it!

Tarana said...

Absolutely, we always aim for hand made gifts within the family.

Tarana said...

Thanks Eileen!

[email protected] said...

Fab little project! We make lots of things with card so I may give this one a go when grandparent birthdays come up! #minicreations

Emma Edwards said...

Love it! I was intrigued to see how you got it to stand up - brilliant idea #minicreations

Tarana said...

Hope they like it!

Tarana said...

Thank you, I'm glad it turned out as I visualized it!

Sarah said...

This is a fabulous idea! I'd love to do it with quotes of poetry.

Tarana said...

That's a great idea too!

Ali Gilbert said...

Love this! What a creative Father's Day gift idea!! Thanks for linking up on #ToddlerFunFriday!

My Bored Toddler said...

What a great idea. I could use one of these too! Thanks for sharing on #ToddlerFunFriday

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