Tot School Tuesday: PVC Pipe Phones

Can you even believe it? Two kid-friendly posts in one day?! Feeling like a rockstar…okay not really. I’m feeling tired LOL!

Welcome to Tot School Tuesday with See Vanessa Craft and Mine for the Making!



Today I am going to show you how to make PVC Pipe Phones for your littles!

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I used the PVC Pipe Phones in my classroom with my first graders! They are awesome tools to help and encourage beginner readers. Heck they are just FUN to play with in general!! I’m confident ages 3-8 will enjoy using these. It is less than $3 for the supplies to make 1 and they can be purchased at Home Depot. The saw needed is an inexpensive tool if you don’t have one.


(2) 90* Elbow PVC

PVC Pipe (that fits flush with the elbow pieces…mine was 1″)

Duct Tape

Plastic Pipe Saw

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Ready to make your PVC Pipe Phones?

I found a 1.5 foot PVC pipe (1″) at Home Depot for &1.67 and I bought 4 elbow pieces ($0.67 each). Home Depot also has a great selection of Duct Tape, but I have a bunch on hand so I used that.

Cut your PVC pipe into 4 inch long pieces (I cut 2 so I could make 2 phones).

Wrap Duct Tape around the middle of the 4 inch pipe.

Fit the elbow pieces on each end.


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We use the PVC Pipe Phones to practice letter sounds, sounding out sight words, and eventually we can use them for reading books! My daughter loves to play with hers…in fact she played with them for a good hour yesterday. These phone create a great sound that really makes the littles feel like they’re chatting on a phone. They are so fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to visit See Vanessa Craft for more Tot School ideas and to congratulate her on her sweet new bundle of joy…Miss Amelia!

Now it’s your turn to link up your kid-friendly ideas, activities, and crafts! We can’t wait to see what you and the kids have been up to!

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  1. So cute! My kids would love these! Thanks for the idea. :)
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