All you need is a cereal box, a pair of scissors and a hot glue gun. (Velcro optional)
First, unfold the ends of the cereal box. Be careful, the bottom end of the box is glued. Be sure not to tear the cardboard in half. Just pull it back slowly. Next, cut one of the ends off of the box. Do not throw away this piece. It will be used later for the handles.
Then, fold the box open. Be sure to make creases on each fold. This will make it easier when it is time to glue. Use your hot glue gun to glue the ends back together. (Be careful... If you are like me, it never fails that I burn myself. I should know better by now.)
Cut the scrap piece that you cut off earlier in half. Cut right down the center. (I did not measure. I just estimated the center and cut it in half.) Then, fold each piece as seen in the photographs below. Add a "dab" of glue to each fold. This will help hold the handles securely. Glue the handles inside the box. Try to make them even and in the center of the box.
Next, I found a "scrap" piece of cardboard from an empty Coca-Cola box to make the keyboard. I folded the end slightly and glued it to the cereal box. (This next step is optional.) If you want, you can add Velcro to help secure the keyboard to the cereal box. It only takes a small piece. (See picture below.)
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