Tin Can Telephone: Summer Camp Crafts and Lessons for Kids: KinderArt ®
TIN CAN TELEPHONE
Written by: Amanda Formaro [Amanda is the crafty, entrepreneurial mother of four children. www.craftsbyamanda.com]
Take two tin cans, some felt, glue and string and you can create this craft from days gone by.
We experimented with the age-old toy, the tin can telephone. We wondered if covering them in felt would make the voices harder to hear. After experimenting, we’ve discovered that it didn’t make a big difference, and makes them look much better!
What You Need:
- 2 empty aluminum cans
- 1 large nail
- 2 small washers (or nuts)
- cotton string
- felt, colors of your choice
- instant grab glue
What You Do:
Tip: If you don’t have washers, wrap the end of the string around a small rock and secure it with glue.
- Using nail and hammer poke a hole in the bottom of each can.
- Thread string through the hole in the can. Tie ends of string around the washers. This will keep the string from coming back through the hole.
- Cover cans in felt using instant grab glue. Trim the excess from the top of the can, leaving about ½” to fold inside the can. This will protect mouths and ears from any sharp edges on the cans.
- Decorate the outside with strips of different colored felt.
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