These were super fun to make with my kiddo! We talked about all the cool things we’d be able to see up close as we taped up our Toilet Roll Binoculars and prepared for our walk (it has been WEEKS since we’ve been out!). We of course printed out our Nature Walk Bingo sheets, and as you can see from the photos below, it was a BIG hit…for the both of us. I had just as much fun telling him to use his binoculars to get a better view with everything we heard and saw.

They come together easily in a matter of minutes, just as long as you have the following on hand:

  • 2 toilet rolls
  • black craft paper
  • scissors
  • tape
  • glue
  • string

Here is a visual tutorial on how to put together these Toilet Roll Binoculars:

Wrap black craft paper around each empty toilet roll and tape to secure. Use a thinner scrap and loosely tape around the bottom, leaving 1/2″ to stick off the end.

Glue tape side of both rolls together. I like to use a paper clip for each end to hold it in place as it sets. Give it about 5 minutes to set. Use a small scrap of the craft paper and wrap it around your index finger. Tape secure.

Glue that piece on the top of the Toilet Roll Binoculars. Allow another minute or two to set. Poke a hole on each side of the rolls. Stick string through and secure by tying in a knot. Now your binoculars can rest nicely on your neck.

Now you are all set to search for birds, flowers, trees, or whatever your kid’s heart desires.

To save these Toilet Roll Binoculars for later, you can use this pin image:


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