⁣⁣Lesson Plan: Unlock Your Creativity: Learn How to Make a DIY Phone Case with Life Hacks for Style and Functionality!

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⁣⁣Lesson Plan: Unlock Your Creativity: Learn How to Make a DIY Phone Case with Life Hacks for Style and Functionality!

Grade Level: 6-8

Subject: Arts and Crafts

Objective: Students will explore creative DIY phone case designs and learn how to make their own customized phone cases while incorporating life hacks for style and functionality.

Materials Needed:
- Plain phone cases (enough for each student)
- Various craft materials (such as fabric, beads, stickers, glitter, paint, etc.)
- Scissors
- Glue/adhesive
- Markers/pens for decorating
- Optional: Heat gun or hairdryer for heat-sensitive materials


1. Introduction (10 minutes):
- Begin the lesson by discussing the importance of personal style and functionality in phone cases.
- Engage students by asking them to share their thoughts on phone cases and any ideas they have for customizing their own.

2. Design Inspiration (15 minutes):
- Show students a variety of DIY phone case examples, either through visual aids or by displaying actual phone cases.
- Discuss different design ideas and life hacks that can be incorporated into the phone case designs for added functionality (e.g., built-in card holder, pop socket, cord organizer, etc.).

3. DIY Phone Case Design and Construction (40 minutes):
- Distribute plain phone cases to each student.
- Instruct students to brainstorm and sketch their design ideas before beginning construction.
- Provide a wide range of craft materials for students to choose from, allowing them to experiment with different textures, colors, and techniques.
- Encourage students to incorporate life hacks into their designs, such as adding a pocket for earphones or designing a grip-friendly surface.

4. Decorating and Personalization (20 minutes):
- Instruct students to use markers, pens, or other decorative materials to add personal touches and details to their phone cases.
- Encourage students to express their individuality and creativity through their designs.

5. Presentation and Reflection (15 minutes):
- Allow students to present their finished phone cases to the class, explaining the design choices they made and any life hacks they incorporated.
- Facilitate a group discussion where students can reflect on the process of creating their phone cases and share their thoughts on the importance of personalizing everyday items.

6. Extension Activity (10 minutes):
- Challenge students to brainstorm and design a phone case that solves a specific problem or addresses a common issue they face with their smartphones.
- Encourage students to think outside the box and utilize innovative materials or techniques in their designs.

7. Conclusion (5 minutes):
- Summarize the key takeaways from the lesson, emphasizing the importance of creativity, personalization, and problem-solving in DIY projects.

Common Core Labels Correlations:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6-8.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6-8.5: Make strategic use of digital media.
- P21 Essential Life Skills: Creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication.

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