Great for if there is more than one person, not stretched in photo cause I couldn’t get both in the picture so came close together so you can see what its supposed to look like.


  • 1 long piece of string
  • 2 cans
  • 1 A4 piece of coloured paper (your choice)
  • scissors
  • sticky tape


  1. Cut coloured paper into 3rds, cover the can with 1/3 of the piece of paper and sticky tape together, do that x2.
  2. Pierce a hole at the bottom of the can so you can thread through the string and tie a knot at each end so the string doesn't come undone.
  3. Stretch the string with 2 people, one at each end and one person holds up to their ear while the other talks through it.


Great to use outside in the cubby house while friends are over. Or just plain having fun!

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  • kjgarner
    • 23 Mar 2014
      10:16 pm

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  • So much old fashioned fun


  • I remember making these and being so surprised at how well they actually work. Get the kids off their devices and onto these tin can phones


  • So much fun,we did this when we were kids!


  • Lots of fun. Thanks for sharing this fun project.


  • yeah people should try this. pretty fun and it actually works as a communication tool lol

    • Yeah my dad taught me when we were little


  • Very pretty. I’ll have to try it with my toddler!


  • Yes great idea, thanks for sharing!


  • ah memories … thank you for sharing


  • Some good old fashioned toys which kids are always fascinated by!


  • haha my hubby and daughter have made this project together as well


  • Telephone cans a good ole favorite


  • Thanks for sharing, brings back beautiful and fun childhood memories.

    • A good holiday activity for the little ones and the big ones. :)


  • oh these bring back so many memories, thanks for sharing


  • This is such fun – thanks


  • LOL! Now that’s a blast from the past – something I did when I was a kid! What fun we had too!


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