The first thing I bought were 2 sets of (the black) FUNNELS at the Dollar Store. (Two sets give me 2 of each of the three sizes. There are 3 different sized funnels in each set.)
While I was there I also picked up a couple of rolls of DUCT TAPE. (No picture. Needed at a later date.)
|This is one set.|
I bought 2 rolls of clear PLASTIC TUBING (because I am making 2 sets). (It was in the plumbing area near the back of the store.) Make sure that your tubing is at least 10 feet long. (Mine is 25 feet long.) Before you actually pick your tubing, make sure that the end of one (of the 3) funnel(s) will fit snuggly into the tubing.
|20 feet of clear plastic tubing.|
With 2 sets (of 3) funnels you can make 3 phone sets, BUT the tubing sizes will be different for each phone.
I made these for grandsons to play with at our house this summer. (I used white funnels, but decided to use black for the boys. More manly :) Plus they will look cleaner.) I surprised Logan by putting a "funnel" outside the door when they were on their way for Sunday dinner. We were working in the kitchen when we hear, "Hello? Is someone there?"
These have GREAT reception. (It may take a bit of time for younger children to to learn "on your EAR to LISTEN. On your MOUTH to TALK" :) It is always a fun toy to bring out. Layne and Logan will enjoy having their own as part of their Christmas gift.
The funnels are $1.00 per set of 3. The tubing is about $7.00-$10.00.
|We have lots of fun playing with the |
funnel phoneswith our grandsons.