B has been more than a little obsessed with binoculars lately. She loves to go bird spotting, flower inspecting and even peeps out the window at the neighbors. HAH! I got her a real-deal pair from Melissa & Doug for Easter, but any time we have an empty paper towel roll, she's still down to make herself a new pair to pretend with. Thankfully they are super easy and fun to make, so I don't have a problem making them over and over and over again.
Want to make a set of your own? Cool! We'll show you how.
Bird Spotting Binoculars
Makes 1 Pair of Binoculars
What You'll Need
1 cardboard paper towel roll, cut in half and a small hole made in one side of each, towards the end
2 foot piece of string, ribbon or yarn
How To Make It
Gather your supplies.
On one of the paper towel roll halves, put a narrow line of glue down the center of the side opposite the hole you punched in it. If your tot can do it on their own, awesome, but they need a little bit of help.
Being sure to keep the punched holes at the same end and facing outward, stick the two halves together. Take your washi tape, and put a strip or two around the glued rolls to hold them in place and add a little pizzazz.
Let your tot decorate their binoculars with stickers or whatever else you have around (sequins would also be fun).
Let that kiddo take a look at their handiwork and then tie each end of the string into the holes so that you create a lanyard for these cool new binoculars. Note: Because there is a string that's going around the neck, PLEASE use these under adult supervision or leave the string off altogether if you feel like it's a risk for your child. We don't want any suffocation incidents.