Posted 02 April 2010 - 01:02 AM
I just made a dozen of these for our HS production of "Crazy for You." I found cheap black plastic funnels at our local Dollar Store that were approx. 5" in diameter. I put a 9" length of 1" diameter PVC pipe (spray painted it black) over the spout end and attached it with black Gorilla tape (sort of like duct tape but a bit stronger). For the "mouthpiece," I used some 2" round reflectors (about 5/8" thick) and covered them in black electrical tape--- only because I had access to some round reflectors. Anything round would work, like the small lid from a jam jar or small mayo lid. I took some used "K-cups" and cleaned them out, then used electrical tape to tape them to the front of the reflectors. If you had some very small plastic cups, that would work, too (like a communion cup or a plastic shot glass). I did use the gorilla tape to attach those items to the top of the PVC pipe, only because we were pretty rough on the props. I am a band instructor, so I swiped some clarinet bells from some of my players (also contacted a local music store and borrowed a few from their bone pile of instrument repair parts) and simply gorilla taped some black 1/4" rope (found at a fabric store) to the bottom edge of the funnel and to the inside of each clarinet bell. Added a canning jar ring with a lid, decorated with a few sticky round dots for the "numbers" of the dial, and gorilla taped it to the front of the funnel (hot glue won't hold it). They were so cute... and the extra bit of gorilla tape we used to secure everything together was not noticable from the audience. Didn't have a "hanger" for the bells of the phones, but they weren't necessary for our use. I took a picture, but don't know how to post one to this site. They looked like the real thing!