Play X-Ray Machine

My daughter is totally obsessed with Doc McStuffins at the moment and her bedroom is now the toy hospital! After looking at the branded toys online and being horrified by the prices we started wondering what we could make 🤔.

First on the request list was an X-ray machine and here is the finished product. The kids loved watching the x-ray pictures come off the printer and laminator. The teddies or their own hands and feet go behind the box, they select which body part to x-ray press the start button. They then pull the x-ray out the top of the box and talk to their patient about it for hours of roll playing fun!

Here’s how we made it:

You will need:

  1. Cardboard box
  2. White paper
  3. Celotape
  4. Marker pen & colouring pencils
  5. Craft knife or scissors
  6. Printer
  7. Laminator (optional)


  1. Cover the cardboard box in white paper using the celotape.
  2. Drawer the Caution X-ray sign on the front (I copied an image from google).
  3. Drawer the control panel on the side.
  4. Cut out some slots on the top.
  5. Select x-rays from google images, right click on them and select open image in new tab. Go to the relevant tab and Ctrl+P. Scroll down to Scale and increase or decrease 0-200% until the image fills the page on the preview. Enter to print.
  6. We then wrote the body parts on the top of each a4 sheet so it would peek out above the box and laminated them.

Happy crafting 😀.

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