Construction Paper - Scissors - Glue or Tape - Crayons (Optional)
- String (Optional) - Two Toilet Paper Rolls
is a perfect craft to do with your exploring toddler. If you
have a young child who enjoys to pretend that they are on a
safari or just bird watching they will love making this fun
and easy binoculars craft.
1: The first thing that you will need to do for this
craft is to take the two toilet paper rolls and measure how
far apart they need to be for your child's eyes to see out of
them properly. With this in mind cut out enough construction
paper to cover the top and bottom of the toilet paper rolls.
In addition cut on enough construction paper to cover the sides
of the toilet paper rolls. The pieces will overlap one another.
2: With the pieces cut lay the two rolls on the table
so they are the distance apart that your child needs them to
be. With the aide of your little one glue or tape a piece of
construction paper to the top and a piece of paper to the bottom
of the two toilet paper rolls. Glue will definitely hold the
binoculars together better but if glue proves to be too messy
for your toddler than taping the pieces of paper together will
work as well.
3: With the top and bottom pieces of paper glued on
you can now attach the sides. Add glue (or tape) to the paper
for the sides to the paper that makes up the top and bottom
of the binoculars. It can help if you can glue the paper to
the toilet paper rolls as well. If your little one wants to
add any art with crayons or markers then you will want them
to draw on the paper prior to gluing it.
4: The last step of this craft is something that you
will have to do without the aide of your child. You can use
your scissors to make a two holes in the binoculars, or if you
have one a hole puncher works great too. Make the holes at each
of the toilet paper rolls at the end. Cut a piece of string
and thread each end of the string through the holes on the craft.
Tie the string securely to the binoculars.
want to avoid the last step if you are concerned that you little
one would be unsafe playing with a craft that they could put
around their neck. If you decide to use the string make sure
that you don't cut it too long for safety purposes. With or
without the string your toddler can start exploring with this
craft. This is a perfect example of a craft that you can do
with your toddler that they can play with after making it and
it encourages imagination.