Make a Telephone (Out of Two Cans and String)

Thu, 02 Jan 2020 14:25 UTC by garethbrown

This will require adult supervision and assistance.

You Will Need:

  • Two cans (baked bean, soup can type cans)
  • A nail and a hammer (or a drill)
  • Some string (10 meters or less, depending on how much space you have)
  • A small piece of plasticine


  1. Make a hole in the middle of the end of each of the cans, using the nail and hammer (or drill)

  2. Push each end of the string through one of the cans and tie a knot. Put a piece of plastercine around each each knot to improve the connection between the string and the can.

And that's it. You now have a (very basic) telephone!

Take each can (connected to the string) to a different room (while keeping the string straight). One person needs to hold the can to their ear (the listener) while the other talks.

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