DIY: Plastic Cup Phones

Posted by Nate Wek on
PBS Parents

Turn two simple plastic cups and a string into a phone with this cool craft! Great for starting a conversation about how sound travels, this craft project also acts as a toy phone! One person stands at the end of one cup and puts the cup to their ear. The other person holds the cup to their mouth and speaks. Pull the string tight so the vibrations will travel through the string and you can talk just as if you are using a phone!

Materials

  • Two Plastic Cups
  • String
  • Scissors
food blog link image children and education blog image arts & culture blog news and information blog link sports blog link image
subscribe to education email updates

Fun activities and projects for kids, educational resources for parents and teachers, and links to SDPB and PBS learning media!

Visit SDPB's Education Site!

Related content from SDPB Radio

Dakota Midday: Daugaard Previews FY18 Budget

Governor Dennis Daugaard joins Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh to preview his FY18 budget address and the upcoming...

Dakota Midday: History Of The Theory Of Everything

Dr. Parthasarathi Nag, professor of mathematics at Black Hills State University, discusses the "History of the...

RC Schools Creates Community Advisory Board

A panel of community members can soon weigh in on work happening in Rapid City Schools. People can apply to be part...

SF Parents Surveyed On School Start Date

Thousands of parents in Sioux Falls are getting a survey about the school start date. This is the second year public...

Superintendent Outlines Plans For RC Schools

The superintendent of Rapid City Area Schools says the district needs a strong strategic plan. Lori Simon says education leaders are working to develop the plan to...