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3 Step Recycled Cardboard Camera Craft

Let your little babes be photographers with this 3 Step Recycled Cardboard Camera Craft!


  • Butter boxes or any small rectangle-shaped box
  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Kraft paper or Brown Paper
  • Colored construction paper
  • Yarn
  • Beads
  • Exacto knife 
  • Hot glue
  • Any extra fun craft decorations for the camera accessories!
Cardboard Camera Materials

How to:

Step one: Wrap your butter boxes in Kraft paper and toilet rolls in fun colorful construction paper.

Cardboard Camera Step 1

Step two: Trace a circle in the middle of your box for the paper roll to slide through. Cut out a circle and glue on top.

Cardboard Camera Step 2

Step three: Decorate your cardboard camera as you’d like! I added beads, glittery ribbon, and hot glued yarn to the sides.

*Bonus make “polaroid pictures” for your cardboard camera using printed pictures and extra construction paper*

Cardboard Camera Finished

Let your babe play and pretend to take pictures of things around the house and backyard with her new cardboard camera!

Cardboard Camera Playtime!

About the Creator!

Hi! My name is Deb! I am a wife and a stay at home mama living in Southern California with four beautiful girls Mila, Alexis, Ruby & Kylie! I love sharing all about motherhood, our daily adventures, and the every day high + lows that come with having little ones! I enjoy DIY’s, holidays, and crafting! Hope to inspire you!

You can follow along for more of our adventures @myfourwonders!

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