Make | Mobile Phone Stand


Part 1 | Introduction



Part 2 | Instructions

Step 1 | Equipment

Step 2 | Download Template

Step 3 | Cut out Template

Step 4 | Draw round template

Step 5 | Cut out cardboard

Step 6 | Fold it down the midde

Step 7 | Admire your phone!

Part 3 | Experiment / Innovate!

Idea 1 | Strengthen your design

Idea 2 | Strengthen your design | Experiment

Idea 3 | Make different stands

Idea 4 | Decorate and Stand Different Things

Idea 5 | Try different materials

About This Page

Part 1 | Introduction ⭱

Summary ⭱

This activity is a bit of fun making a stand for your mobile phone.

The stand could also be useful for anything else you might want a stand for.

The basic design is a cardboard cut-out, which you then fold.

You can find some instructions below.

Example ⭱

Here is the result!


Part 2 | Instructions ⭱

Step 1 | Equipment ⭱

You will need:

Step 2 | Download Template ⭱

Next, download and print out this template: Template.

There are three on there – start with the smallest.

You could draw them by hand if you feel confident!

Step 3 | Cut out Template ⭱

Cut out the template!

You should end up with this:-

Step 4 | Draw round template ⭱

Draw around it on your cardboard.

Step 5 | Cut out cardboard ⭱

Cut out the shape from your cardboard.

Step 6 | Fold it down the midde ⭱

Fold it down the middle and stand your phone on it!

You may need to pinch the card-board so it doesn't open out too much.

Step 7 | Admire your phone! ⭱

Here is mine (after a bit of a balancing act!).

Part 3 | Experiment / Innovate! ⭱

Explore from here.

Idea 1 | Strengthen your design ⭱

If you want to strengthen your design, try cutting two copies out, and gluing or stapling them together.

Idea 2 | Strengthen your design | Experiment ⭱

Find other ways to strengthen your design.

Try making it bigger.

Have a look at which bits of the carboard bend and see if you can reinforce them.

E.g., put a wooden toothpick through the sides to hold it together.

Try to be as innovative as you can.

Idea 3 | Make different stands ⭱

Try out the different sizes.

One is larger.

One has a less steep slope.

Idea 4 | Decorate and Stand Different Things ⭱

Paint your stand.

Try using for other things, like pictures, calendars or reminders.

Idea 5 | Try different materials ⭱

See if you have other materials you could make your stand with, or invent your own design.

Some examples from the internet.

About this page


This page was created by Julian Turner, Section Assistant Leader, Falcon Pack, 1st Ripley Scouts, Derbyshire, UK.

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