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How-To: Say It Loud! Megaphones

Throughout time, artists have used their voice to express how they want to change the world. What do you care most about? What do you have to say? Speak up and speak out with these do-it-yourself megaphones. Share your projects and thoughts using the hashtag #CMACIVICKIDS.


  • Cardstock Paper or Poster Board cut into 1 large square (for megaphone) and 1 rectangle (for handle)
  • Tape or Hot Glue
  • Scissors
  • Drawing Pencil
  • Drawing Material such as Marker, Colored Pencil, Oil Pastel


  1. Choose a large, square piece of construction paper or poster board in your favorite color to create your megaphone. Lightly draw a fan shape on your paper.

2. Cut out the fan shape with scissors.

3. Lightly mark where you’d like your message to go on your megaphone. Write or draw your message!

4. Roll your megaphone into a cone shape to put it together. Use hot glue, sturdy tape, or a stapler to secure the overlapping side of your megaphone.

5. Take a small strip of card stock paper and fold the edges in. Glue or tape these edges to create a handle for your megaphone.

6. Speak your truth! Tell the world what you care most about through your megaphone.

This program is supported, in part, by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. CIVICKIDS is sponsored by Google.


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