Are you looking for a quick, easy and fun project that you can do with your child?
Making binoculars with toilet roll tubes is one such project.
Little art and craft activities give an opportunity to teach kids important concepts like recycling, taking turns and teamwork.
When you work with a child on something they are interested in you actually make a deep emotional connection with the child.
Without further ado let’s get into the details.
Supplies you need
- 2 cardboard tubes for one binocular: You can use the tubes found inside a toilet roll for the purpose.
- A stapler: You may also use a glue gun or crafts glue.
- A 20-inch long string: You may use yarn or ribbon for making a string.
- Paints, colours, or crayons of your choice.
- Washi/Masking Tape (Optional)
- Stickers (optional)
- Paper Punch (optional)
Making binoculars at home steps
I will recommend you buy a professional binocular for your kids besides making one at home. This will help your kid have a true feeling of binocular.
- Decorate the tubes using paints, coloured paper, crayons or colour pencils.
- Take a small strip of washi tape and fold it around the edges of both the tubes, so that the edges give a neat look.
- Now place the two tubes side by side and staple them so that they are tied together. You may also use a glue gun or crafts glue if you do not want to use a stapler.
- Punch two holes, one on each side of the tied tubes.
- Tie a string in both the holes, with each end of the string connected with one hole, and make a hanging string for the binocular. If you do not have a paper punch, you may also use a glue gun or crafts glue to attach the string to the tubes.
- If you wish, you may further decorate the binoculars with stickers and washi tape.
Ta-Da!! Your teeny tiny binocular is ready.
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It will give your child hours of fun-filled pretend play.
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An optics enthusiast – I love bird watching as well as wildlife. Originally from South Africa, I moved to the UK at a young age. I love reviewing the latest binoculars as well as traveling. I work as a comms consultant during the day. My plan is to travel across the world so building up to that goal.