Grab some common art supplies from your craft closet and get ready for a fun project! These toilet paper roll binoculars are a great craft for the kids to make! They will love going on a nature hunt around the yard with their cool binoculars.
Camping Crafts for Kids
We have another great camping craft for kids to share with you today! (Make sure you take a looking at the rest of our camping crafts while you’re here!)
Camping themed craft ideas are always handy to have at-the-ready. You can use them as a boredom buster on a rainy day. They make great projects to work on WHILE you are camping. Camping art activities also work great if you are teaching any units on camping, wilderness, travel, etc.
This binoculars craft is a great choice for just about any age group. Smaller kids might need some adult assistance. If you want, you can use regular liquid school glue instead of a hot glue gun. In that case, you will just need to allow for some extra drying time at the end of your project.
Binoculars Craft Art Supplies
To make your own pair of binoculars, you will need the following supplies:
- Construction paper (we used black and yellow)
- Cardboard paper
- Double-sided tape
- 2 Toilet Paper Rolls (empty)
- 1 popsicle stick
- Hot glue gun
- Liquid school glue
DIY Binoculars Craft Instructions
Follow the directions below to make a pair of pretend binoculars:
1. Each empty toilet paper tube will become a binocular barrel. Cover each tube with black construction paper. Glue the paper in place.
Cut the popsicle stick in half and cover half of the popsicle stick with black paper as well.
2. Cut 4 rectangular strips out of the cardboard paper. Cover each rectangular cardboard strip with yellow construction paper (glue in place).
3. The yellow paper strips will be the eyepieces on each end of the black barrels. Use double-sided tape to attach a yellow strip to each end of each paper tube.
4. For the final step, you will connect the two barrels together. To do this, use the hot glue gun to glue the half popsicle stick from Step 1 to each of the barrels. The popsicle stick represents the hinge on real binoculars.
Allow your binoculars to dry completely before the kids play with them.
An extra step, if you’d like, would be to punch a small hole on the outside of each barrel and tie a piece of string between them. This will create a neck “strap” so that the kids can wear their binoculars.
I hope you have fun with this craft!
If you decide to give this camping craft a try, let us know how it turned out! Feel free to tag us on social media if you post a picture of your project… we would love to see it!