How to Make Little Explorer Binoculars
These colorful, easy-to-make binoculars will have kids on the lookout for backyard adventure all year long.
- two cardboard rolls
- string or paracord
- duct tape, in bright colors
- 1" hole punch
As you gather your materials, coordinate your tape colors with your cord color for a fun look that kids will love.
Embellish With Tape
Start by adding a piece of colorful tape to the top edge of the first cardboard roll, making sure to leave a 1/2-inch overhang. Make a few cuts along the edge of the tape so it's easy to fold inside the roll and finish the edges (Image A). Add more tape in a different color to the middle of the roll (Image B). Finish off the rest of the roll in a third color, using the same method to finish the edge. Repeat on the second cardboard roll so you have an identical pair. Then, tape the two rolls together using a coordinated color.
Punch Holes for Cord
Using a one-hole punch, make a hole on either side of the binoculars, about 3/4-inch from the top edge.
Cut the cord to approximately 28 inches, then thread each end of the cord through the holes of the binoculars. Create a small knot inside the binoculars at the ends, then trim excess cord (Image A, B).
These easy-to-make binoculars are perfect for exploring the backyard and beyond. You can even make multiples for party favors at your kid's next themed party.