Tin Can Telephone
Take two tin cans, some felt, glue and string and you can create this retro craft.
By Amanda Formaro
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:
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.
Tip: If you don’t have washers, wrap the end of the string around a small rock and secure it with glue. 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!