This month momstown moms and kids are going exploring. Two pieces of equipment that every explorer needs is a compass and a great pair of binoculars!
We love the different ways that you can make simple or even elaborate binoculars, depending on the age of your child. The best part is that it uses recycled items that you have around the house.
2 toilet paper rolls
Single Hole Punch
String, Yarn, pipe cleaners, embroidery string, plastic cord, or ribbon to make the strap
Embellishments- strapbooking paper, construction paper, wrapping paper (jungle print or camoflague is fun), stickers, sequins, jewels, etc.
1. Wrap your toliet rolls in wrapping paper or construction paper and glue it in place. Little kids might just want to keep rolls plain and decorate with crayons or stickers.
2. Take one elastic (or two) and put it around both toliet rolls to hold them together. You can also use decorative paper or foam to then make strips from one roll to the other (just like REAL binoculars) or even wrap both rolls together (see images for ideas!).
3. Decorate the rolls with additional embellishments if you like.
4. Make holes on the outside end of each of the rolls, to attach the string or yarn for the neck strap.
If you want to see a great step by step video- check this out from Simple Kids Crafts.