I am a mom of two boys, ages 5 and 2.5. I am surrounded by cars, especially fire engines and police cars, fire stations, car tracks, tow trucks, etc. Recently, we got them their Build-a-Bear teddies and even those had to be dressed as a Firefighter and a Pilot. Next, daddy bought them Firefighter and Police helmets. It was a matter of time before my elder son asked me for a Walkie-Talkie set to complete their “Emergency Emergency” pretend play game.
I told him that I had an idea to make these walkie-talkie sets ourselves, and their cousins (ages 10) decided to join us for an afternoon of crafting fun. Ideally, a juice carton box can be used to make these, but since I did not have any of those, we searched the pantry for similarly sized boxes, like ones from tea bags, Kinder Egg chocolates, etc.
A Juice carton box, or any other similar sized box
Step 1: Wrap the box in colored paper, just like how you would wrap a gift box. Use tape or glue to fasten the edges.
Step 2: Cut out a big circle in another contrasting color, and stick on the bottom of the front side of the box. Use a black marker to draw tiny dots on it, to look like a speaker.
Step 3: Use buttons or smaller circle colored paper cut-outs to create buttons for Power switch, Volume and Channel. Write the names and numbers below each, as shown
Step 4: Stick a small pipe-cleaner on top, to look like the antenna.
Your Walkie-Talkie is ready for endless play and fun activities.
Please leave me a comment if you like this craft and would like to see more simple crafts to be done with your young kids.