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Camp Crafts: Tin Can Telephone

Author: Amanda Formaro


  • 2 empty aluminum cans
  • 1 large nail
  • hammer
  • 2 small washers*
  • cotton string
  • scissors
  • felt colors of your choice
  • instant grab glue


  • 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.