I have been wanting to make whisper phones for my class to use during Read to Self and guided reading groups. I found this picture in pinterest and was sad to see that the blog is no longer available :( If by any chance you come across the actual site please let me know so I can give credit.
UPDATE: I have finally found the owner of this picture!! WooHoo! Thanks Kickin it with Class for sharing!
So I decided to jump in and blog about it. I stopped by Home Depot and ask for a 3/4 in. PVC pipe. The pipe is 10ft long and it's only $2.18. I then saw a man in the aisle with a cutting machine and told him I was a teacher and was making phones for reading and asked very nicely if he could cut the 10 ft pipe into 3 1/2 inch pieces.
I was going to buy individual PVC elbow pipes for 0.42 cents, but then I saw a bag of 10 for only $2.20 saving me $10 for a total of five bags.
Once I got home I had my strong husband assemble them.
He had so much fun!
Once they were all assembled I wrapped color duct tape around them and WAALAA they are all set and ready to be used.
My class loved using the whisper phones!
Here's the price break down:
1 3/4 PVC Pipe 10 ft long = $2.18
5 bags of Elbow PVCs = $11.00
Duct Tape = already had it
Total for each piece = $0.52 each phone (25 phones)
Now thats an awesome deal!!!