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Making Binoculars

Posted by: Rhonda March 25, 2014

It is amazing how a simple prop can help sharpen a child’s observation skills. And equally remarkable how the same prop can inspire a child to new heights of imagination! Zebras, dragons, and robins were among some of the reported sightings as our Pre-K walked around our neighborhood with their newly-made binoculars.

Try this simple and time-tested craft with your class and discover both the real and the magical dimensions of your yard!

All you need are empty toilet paper tubes, construction paper or paint, a stapler, and a length of yarn.

1. Paint the tubes or cover with paper.

2. Place the tubes side by side and staple together in the shape of binoculars.

3. Punch a hole in the side of each tube and tie a piece of yarn through to make the binocular strap.

4. Head outside and explore!