Let your kids express themselves loudly by making a craft megaphone. This simple craft will please any children who love nothing more than to be as loud as possible. Make a few megaphones to take to a sporting event, to the park or just to run around the house and boss people around with. Make megaphones of different colours and match them to your school's team colours or kids' favourite colours.
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Things you need
- Poster board
- Clear contact paper
- Double-sided tape
- Stick-on letters or stones
Stick contact paper to one side of the poster board. Contact paper is self adhesive. Measure it against the poster board first to see how much you will need, and cut away the excess contact paper with scissors before applying it to the board. Peel off the backing and stick the contact paper onto the poster board.
Draw lines on the poster board. Lie the poster board vertically, and draw the shape of a megaphone. A megaphone looks like a large triangle with the top cut off. The top part of the megaphone will be 6 inches across, widening down the board until you get to the bell-shaped bottom part of the megaphone which will be 18 inches across. Use the ruler to measure the lines and get them straight.
Cut the megaphone shape out.
Place lines of double-sided tape on each long side of the megaphone. The tape will be stuck on opposing sides of the megaphone, so line one edge with tape and then flip the megaphone over to line the opposite edge. Roll the megaphone carefully so the two lines of tape stick to each other. This forms a long, narrow cone shape. The contact paper will be on the outside of the megaphone.
Embellish the megaphone as you like with stick-on letters or colourful tape. Add adhesive rhinestones, stickers or glitter to jazz it up as kids desire.
Tips and warnings
- Contact paper is available at hardware and discount stores, and is also known as self-adhesive shelf liner.
- Scissors should only be used by an adult or under adult supervision.
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