I'm also happy to share with you an awesome project from a reader of mine. Last week I got an email from Stephen who has a daughter in Kindergarten. His daughter uses whisper phones at school, and he wanted to make a whole set for her and her classmates to use at home. (How lucky is that teacher to have such an involved, caring parent???) Stephen emailed me with a few questions about my post. You may remember my whisper phones from the post:
His main concerns were:
1) Will the spray paint poison the kids?
2) Did the spray paint hold up?
And my answers are:
As long as you air them out for a few days before use, there's no reason the spray paint is harmful to the kids. However, even the made for plastic Krylon spray paint I used didn't hold up. It started to get chipped, and I had to respray them over the summer. I emailed this pin to Stephen and told him that if I was going to make mine over, I would go the decorative tape route:
A few days later and he emailed me the cutest thing I have ever seen. Check out these whisper phones he made for every single kid in the class to practice at home with:
Can you read the tag?
"Hey, I just met you, and this is crazy. But here's a whisper phone, so call me maybe."