Are you looking for a quick, easy and fun project that you can do with your child? This article on how to make binoculars out of toilet paper rolls is surely going to be a winner.
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.
Also Read: Are Binoculars a good gift for kids?
Now you know how to create a pair of binoculars out of toilet rolls. 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.