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How To Make Toy Binoculars for Kids

These kid-sized binoculars are perfect for keeping everything in sight.

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  • Time

    30 Minutes

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty



Step 1: Cut the Sheet Protector

Cut a circle out of the sheet protector approximately 1"-2" larger than the hole of the cardboard roll. Attach the plastic to the end of the roll with a rubber band. You can help the plastic fit around the roll by making small cuts around the plastic. Repeat with the second roll.

sheet protector used for glass end of binoculars

Step 2: Decorate the Binoculars

Cover each roll with a piece of decorative paper; secure with clear tape.

cover tissue paper cardboard roll

Step 3: Attach the Rolls Together

On the bottom (non-plastic-covered) end of each roll, punch two holes across from each other. Line up the holes and attach the rolls together with a rubber band (Image 1). Cut a length of yarn, twine or string and tie the ends through the holes on the outer edges, creating a neck strap (Image 2). Tie a smaller piece of yarn, twine or string through the two inner holes to secure the rolls together.




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