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Long before cell phones and texting, we made tin can phones and used them to talk to friends across the yard or down the street. Why not try it at home with the kids?

Long before cell phones and texting, we made tin can phones and used them to talk to friends across the yard or down the street. Why not try it at home with the kids?

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Do I ever remember using these, Basic telephone out of tin cans or paper cups.  This is such a great classic toy!

Do I ever remember using these, Basic telephone out of tin cans or paper cups. This is such a great classic toy!

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String Phone Experiment - Learn about Sound Waves with this fun Science Experiment!
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How to Make a Play Telephone in 7 Steps. This is going to be our activity for our reading unit on Alexander Bell.

How to Make a Play Telephone in 7 Steps. This is going to be our activity for our reading unit on Alexander Bell.

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Tin Can Telephone - make them with the students and it is a great way to introduce sound waves. Plus they are just super cool.

Tin Can Telephone - make them with the students and it is a great way to introduce sound waves. Plus they are just super cool.

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Artist Michelle Stitzlein’s ‘Moth’ series is a collection of large, incredibly detailed, sculptures of moths created from recycled items such as: license plates, car parts, piano keys, broken china, rusty tin cans, electrical wire, bottle caps, mirrors, trash can lids, bicycle tires, scrap wood, aluminum siding, faucet handles, oil drum lids and phone hand sets.

Artist Michelle Stitzlein’s ‘Moth’ series is a collection of large, incredibly detailed, sculptures of moths created from recycled items such as: license plates, car parts, piano keys, broken china, rusty tin cans, electrical wire, bottle caps, mirrors, trash can lids, bicycle tires, scrap wood, aluminum siding, faucet handles, oil drum lids and phone hand sets.

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This is a guide about making tin can animal crafts. For many households, tin cans are in abundance. Their size and shape is perfect for creating animals, using felt, paint, etc.

This is a guide about making tin can animal crafts. For many households, tin cans are in abundance. Their size and shape is perfect for creating animals, using felt, paint, etc.

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tin can phones - really this is just to remind me of the Turkey call I want to do.... Rope goes on inside and hot glued. Then use a wet rag to pull down on the rope to make it vibrate and make a bird call sound

tin can phones - really this is just to remind me of the Turkey call I want to do.... Rope goes on inside and hot glued. Then use a wet rag to pull down on the rope to make it vibrate and make a bird call sound

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Tomato red bird of Paradise sits in her phone charger nest - recycled tin can metal sculpture, junk art, home decoration

Tomato red bird of Paradise sits in her phone charger nest - recycled tin can metal sculpture, junk art, home decoration

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