LooLeMaxx HD800 Imagitron

6Getting Started

Always use your imagination and be creative when building this project or any others. It's your creation, so be inventive when looking for building supplies you just may be surprised! When building your project, experiment with new and different ways of putting it together. The most important thing is to have fun!

1Find these or similar supplies!

  • At least two empty cardboard or cereal boxes
  • One empty water bottle or paper cup
  • Masking tape (for customizing)
  • Four paper plates

1. Start your Camera!

I love to film people making fun crafts, and my favorite tool is the excellent high-quality LooLe-Maxx HD Imagitron camera! The version I made is a lot of fun and has lots of extra features, but the LooLe-Maxx is really just as simple as taping two boxes and a paper cup or a water bottle together. You can use almost anything you can find for this project.

This is the type of craft that is great for all ages. Younger kids may just be able to tape the pieces together, while older gets can make more complicated versions and spend more time dressing it up. Always use your imagination and experiment with using different supplies and different ways of putting it together.

Just tape your paper cup to the front of one box and another box to the back. If you’d like to use a empty water bottle for your camera lens, cut it in half with scissors and tape the bottom half to the front instead.


2. Tape it up!

Next tape up your LooLe-Maxx with masking tape. I used blue but you can use any color. I drew markings around my lens like a real camera. You can leave the base of your water bottle lens clear or color it black.


3. Add knobs and buttons!

I need a fine level of control when I am filming crafts, so my LooLe-Maxx needs lots of buttons and dials! I used bottle caps for knobs and strips of cardboard covered with tape for sliders.


4. Add film canisters!

I keep my high-quality LooLe-Maxx film in the film canisters on the top of my camera. To make these I cut the ridges off of four paper plates so that they would match when I put them together. I covered them with tape, taped a pair of plates together, and did the same for the other pair.


5. Attach them to the top!

I added another box to the top of my LooLe-Maxx, taped it up and cut a slit in the top for my film canisters. Then I slid my canisters into the slot. You can tape them in place if you’d like.


76. Customize your camera!

I added all sorts of controls and knobs and dials all over my LooLe-Maxx to give me lots of fun options when filming. You can add anything you like!


7. Ready to film!

Voila! My LooLe-Maxx HD800 Imagitron camera!