It’s no secret how easily kids are entertained by simple objects such as cardboard boxes, car keys, or just about anything in the Target dollar isle. Leaving us all to wonder why we spent money on the leap frog gadget… :) Just this past week Poppy has been attached to the tackiest stuffed animal, from our trip to the fair, over all the other adorable plush stuffies laying around the house.
Todays mini maker project — DIY Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars — takes advantage of kids appreciation for simple things and (BONUS) gives them the perfect toy to take outside for a nature walk, bird watching, or looking at clouds!
KID’S DIY TOILET PAPER ROLL BINOCULARS
- Toilet paper rolls
- Small scraps of cardboard
- Ribbon or string
- Craft paint
- Paint brushes
- Glue gun (or craft glue)
- Hole punch
- Paint and decorate 2 toilet paper rolls. (Or use craft paper, or washi tape, or skip this step altogether)
- Put a thin strip of hot glue down the middle of one roll and stick to the other to make binoculars. Cut a small strip of cardboard and glue across the top-middle of the binoculars.
- Punch a hole in the outside of each of the tubes and thread with ribbon. (PSA: Leave ribbon off for younger kids and always supervise!)
Hours of entertainment from a couple TP rolls…. #winning!