How to make a children's walkie talkie set

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How to make a children's walkie talkie set
Decorate paper cups to your liking for fun, personalised walkie-talkies. (Getty Creative)

Making a walkie-talkie device is a fun activity you can do with the kids that lets them make their own personalised walkie-talkie set. Using a few items you can find around the house and at your local crafts store, you can easily make a festive looking walkie-talkie set for kids to enjoy for a long time.

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Things you need

  • 2 250 ml paper cups
  • Decorations (markers, paints, glue)
  • Shellac sealant spray
  • Knife
  • Nylon thread

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  1. 1

    Decorate the outside of two 250 ml paper cups. You can use markers, paints, and glue-on, fun decor pieces. You're only limited by your imagination. Label each cup for the child who will be using it. Make sure you don't get any glue or decor inside the cup.

  2. 2

    Allow any glue or paint to dry four two hours on the cups, then spray them the inside and out with a light shellac sealant. This helps preserve your cups and keep designs and paper from breaking down over time. Allow sealant to dry for an hour or longer, if the specific brand calls for it.

  3. 3

    Poke a tiny hole in the middle of the bottom of your cup with the point of your knife. Make sure the hole is small, so you can stretch it out as needed if thread won't fit through. Repeat this step with the other cup.

  4. 4

    Cut a 2.4-metre (8-foot) piece of thread and tie one end of it into a knot. Loop the other end through one of the holes in one of your cups, going from the inside and pulling thread out of the bottom until it catches at the knot.

  5. 5

    Pull thread through the other cup from the bottom and knot the other end of thread to hold it securely between the two cups. You should now have two cups connected with your long thread coming out the bottom of each.

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