I found those cute little pocket charts at Target last year for a dollar. I wanted to find a way for my students to use them for making words activities. So here are the dimensions that we used. It was all made from 3/4" pvc pipe. The materials needed for this are:
2-22" pieces (sides) 2-16" pieces (top/bottom) 4-2" pieces (legs) 4 caps 2- 1 1/2" pieces (to connect legs to frame) 4 T-joints (2 for legs, 2 for frame) 2 Elbows (for frame)
(and a hacksaw to cut your pieces) *I believe these can be spray painted if you seal it....I haven't done that, and may not because I don't want to mess with chipping paint.
*The Phonics Phones--there are 2 sizes here:
*The Bigger Ones were made with: 2-1 1/4" x 3/4" elbows 3/4" tube that is 1 3/4" long to connect the two elbows
*The Smaller Ones 2-3/4" elbows 1" Connector
I believe that the bigger ones are better for 1st and 2nd graders, while the smaller ones are better for PK-1. The bigger ones cost a little more to make. We made a class set (20) of the smaller ones for roughly $5.