This is a craft to make a simple & personal microphone machine that you wear on your back. There are no wires or technology here, it is made simply with a box, hose, funnel, and a few other items. Any boy or girl can make this simple home broadcasting system, through which you can really “broadcast.” However, mom or dad should probably be there to assist you. This might be good to include with a Halloween costume as you can make creepy sounds broadcast out of your back…depending on what your costume is.
How to Make Your Own Personal Microphone Broadcast System
CRAFTS MATERIALS NEEDED:
Large cardboard box
Brass paper fasteners
Piece of garden hose (ask mom or dad first)
Piece of window screening (ask mom or dad first)
Old belt or strap
Paints & brush
Long nail (ask mom or dad first)
How to Make Them:
Remove the cover from the box and throw it away as you will not need it. On the opposite side of the opening, cut out a window, leaving a 2 inch margin all around.
Cut a piece of window screening a little larger than the window opening, and glue it over the opening from the inside, as in illustration A.
Make a small round hole in the bottom of the box, and pull a piece of garden hose up through the hole. Insert the snout of the tin funnel into the end of the hose inside the carton. Make the hose fit tightly over the funnel snout by wrapping Scotch tape around it. Drive a long nail through the hose to prevent it from slipping out of the hole in the carton, as in illustration B.
Fasten the belt shoulder straps to the top and the bottom of the carton with brass paper fasteners, as in Illustration C.
To broadcast thru the system, the user slips the straps over his shoulders, with the open end of the device to his back, and the loose end of the hose in his hand. The person who is broadcasting speaks into the loose end of the hose in the operator’s hands, as in illustration D. His voice is transmitted through the hose, through the funnel, and out through the screened window at the back of the Walkie-Talkie Like Microphone Machine.