Make Play Binoculars with this Kids’ Craft

My little girl is obsessed with bugs.  OBSESSED.  I decided to encourage her love of the outdoors with a fun recycled craft.  These pretend binoculars are specifically for scoping out bugs, but there are lots of other fun things to look at, too. Besides butterflies, there are lots of bugs that aren’t as ‘scary’ as spiders or roaches. Have your kids look for ladybugs, pretty colored beetles, crickets, grasshoppers, honey bees, inchworms, or roly-poly potato bugs. Plus the best bugs of all – fireflies!

What you need to craft play binoculars:

  • Two toilet paper rolls
  • Construction paper
  • Paint/paintbrush
  • Tape (glue is pictured, but tape worked better)
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Stickers (optional)

What I Learned the Hard Way: So, it turns out that not all toilet paper rolls are exactly the same length.  I did not discover this until we’d already let the paint dry.  Oh, well!

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Lorna Doone Brewer is a freelance writer, also known as the Queen Bee. She lives in the beautiful Inland Northwest with three spirited daughters and a wildly outnumbered husband.

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