Who else is ready for spring and days back outdoors? Like most years since having kids: January already feels like it’s been about 75 days… While i’ve noticed that my boys have zero interest in sitting still to color and draw, they will sit at the table if there are scissors, tape, glue and any kind of stick (popsicle sticks for the win!). Oh… and the hole puncher has been a big hit this winter. I started saving toilet paper rolls because it was something else I can add to the the table of things to glue, cut and tape.
One day, during their “crafting” session, mom had an idea: I created binoculars out of toilet paper rolls and was an instant hero. Since then we’ve made many sets. They also like making their own version where they tape as many toilet paper rolls as they can together with a pile of popsicle sticks on top… but hey, until the longest month of the year ends… tape on boys! Here’s how to make your own DIY toilet paper roll binoculars:
Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars
- 2 toilet paper rolls
- construction paper
- masking tape
- hole punch (optional)
1. Start with 2 toilet paper rolls and tape them together with masking tape.
2. Next you will prep to wrap the construction paper around the toilet paper rolls. Cut the construction paper to the length of the toilet paper rolls. Then, my boys love to color the construction paper to “design” their binoculars.
3. Wrap the construction paper around the binoculars and secure with masking tape.
4. Punch a hole on the outside of both toilet paper rolls.
5. Tie the yarn through each hole so your binoculars can hang. Skip if the child is really young and you are worried about the string. They can still look through them! Please supervise with the yarn and use at your discretion.