Friday, January 29, 2010

Make a Tin Can Telephone

After thoroughly cleaning the cans and removing all labels, there are several crafty things you can do with tin cans to occupy and entertain your kids:

Tin Can Telephone (using two tin cans and heavy string)

a) Punch a tiny hole in the bottom of each can with a nail
b) Thread the string though hole and make a knot
c) Pull the tin cans apart until the string is taunt
d) Speak into one can while kid places his ear against the other

1 comment:

  1. Take two metal cans and cut off one end on each. Be sure not to leave any sharp edges! If there are some, you can cover the rim with electrical tape. Make a small hole in the bottom of each can. Now take a long piece of string. Thread the string through the hole in each can, and tie a knot in each end so it can’t pull back through the hole. Now get two kids to hold the cans so that the string is taut. As one speaks into a can, the other listens in the other can. You’ll be surprised at how well this works.