How to Make Little Explorer Binoculars

These colorful, easy-to-make binoculars will have kids on the lookout for backyard adventure all year long.

DIY Binoculars

DIY Binoculars

These colorful, easy to make binoculars will have kids on the look-out for fun and adventure 24-7.

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Materials Needed

  • two cardboard rolls
  • string or paracord
  • duct tape, in bright colors
  • 1" hole punch
  • scissors

Color Coordinate

As you gather your materials, coordinate your tape colors with your cord color for a fun look that kids will love.

DIY Binoculars Supplies

DIY Binoculars Supplies

These colorful, easy to make binoculars will have kids on the look-out for fun and adventure 24-7.

Photo by: Tomas Espinoza

Tomas Espinoza

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.

Step 3- Punch Holes for Cord

Step 3- Punch Holes for Cord

Using a one-hole punch make a hole on either side of the binoculars, about ¾ inch from the top edge.

Photo by: Tomas Espinoza

Tomas Espinoza

Add Cord

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).

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DIY Kiddie Binoculars

DIY Kiddie Binoculars

Kiddos can scout out the yard all day long with these cute, easy to make paper binoculars.

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Flynnside Out Productions

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.

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