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.
DIY Kids' Tent
This little tent can go anywhere! Build this small-scale tent frame with a simple garden trellis cut to your desired size. Then, connect the two pieces at the top with hinges to create an A-frame. Drape a colorful flat sheet on top, then when it's time to pack up camp, just fold it up for easy storage.
Color Scavenger Hunt
Send kids on an "I Spy" adventure with this color scavenger hunt. Have them search for things that match the color on their sheets, then add it to their bags. (Within reason, of course!)
Print Out the Scavenger Hunt Game