Looking for craft ideas for kids? Here’s an old school one! I remember making these with my mum and bro when I was small (and there’s a top tip from Granny in this tutorial)…
Continuing the series of easy craft ideas for kids, I began to think back to what I enjoyed making (and playing with) as a kid. A yogurt pot telephone was definitely one of the most memorable and fun! Here’s a quick tutorial…
You will need:
– 2 empty (clean!) yogurt pots
– washi tape / paint / paper and glue / stickers to decorate
– a skewer or nail
– a cork board / blue tac ball or similar to punch into
– 2 buttons
AGE: toddlers & up
TIME: less than 10 minutes
- Decorate the yogurt pots however you like (we painted them, then finished with washi tape).
- Use the skewer or nail to punch a hole in the bottom of each yogurt pot.
Put the cork board or ball of blue tac underneath the pot while you make the hole to stop it slipping and protect your work surface.
- Thread the string through the bottom of one pot and tie a button to it (this is Granny’s top tip: the button vibrates, improving the sound quality!).
- Repeat with the other pot.
- Pull the string taught (it won’t work otherwise) and have a secret chat!
Pickle was a bit dubious of the whole idea at first, but when I whispered to him through the pot phone and he realised he could hear me from far away, he grinned from ear to ear!
Have you ever made a yogurt pot phone? What other crafts did you enjoy when you were a kid?