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« on: June 05, 2013 10:08:18 AM »

Card Board Boom Box

Card Board Box
Duct tape
Clear tape
Razor knife (optional)

1. Decide how wide/deep you want your boom box and cut the box at that point all the way around

2. Cut the back portion of the box to the same width/depth

3. While it is still flat find a picture of a boom box online and draw on your design (we used plates and the tape rolls to make perfect circles for the speakers)

4. Cut the handle out by deciding how wide you want it and cutting this [ up into it and cutting a hole into that (see picture)

5.Tape the sides together on the piece you drew your boom box on use duct tape on the inside and clear tape on the outside for a nicer finish

6. If you want a little radio to fit into your boom box use the scrap cardboard to make a harness for your radio to slip into on the back of the piece you drew your boom box on(make sure not to cover the speakers) See pictures for better idea on this one

7. Cut the larger side flap off your back piece the one without the drawing on it (there should be three flaps the two short ones that meet in the middle and the long one that cover both of the smaller ones that is the one you want to cut)

8. Use this leftover cardboard to make a few more handles by placing them behind the handle and drawing out an outline and cutting out the pattern

9. Tape the new reinforced handle together (we used three reinforcements for a total of four pieces of cardboard as the radio is a little heavy)

10. Now you can cut holes in the side of the box all the way through the layers so that the sound comes out from the radio (if your speakers face towards the top of the box cut holes there instead of in the side)

11. Turn your radio on and slip it inside the harness

12. Push the back piece into the front piece and enjoy your new boom box

Coments and criticism welcome!  Happy Crafting.
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2013 10:23:38 AM »

So can you hear it well? Or is it fuzzy? Smiley
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2013 10:34:21 AM »

It's a little fuzzy but one guy thought it was real!
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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2013 09:08:00 PM »

HA!! Who doesn't need a cardboard boom box??! This is so fun.

« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2013 05:51:51 AM »

Thank you!!  Smiley
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