What You Need

  • Smartphone or iPod
  • Pencil
  • Paper towel tube
  • Sharp knife or scissors
  • Two paper cups
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush


  1. Trace the bottom of your smartphone or iPod on the top of your paper towel tube. Use a sharp knife or scissors to carefully cut out the traced portion.
  2. Trace the circle ends of your paper towel tube onto the side of your paper cups. Cut the circle out using scissors or a sharp knife.
  3. Paint the tubes and cups and let them dry.
  4. Push the cups onto either end of the tube, and then slip your smartphone or iPod into the slit in the paper towel tube. Start playing music!