Binoculars are a vital tool for properly exploring natural surroundings. They can help you find even the most camouflaged creatures in their natural environments. Younger children may not be ready for an actual pair of binoculars of their own, so making some of their own will encourage imaginary play. To make these binoculars, you will transform a pair of toilet paper rolls by using a little duct tape and some imagination! Then venture outdoors and pretend you are exploring the most exotic lands known to man. What do you see?


  • 3 toilet paper rolls
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • hole puncher
  • black yarn
  • scissors
  • black duct tape


  1. Cover 2 toilet paper rolls with black duct tape.
  2. Cut off a small section from the 3rd paper roll and cover it with tape too.
  3. Using hot glue, glue the small section in between the 2 rolls then secure in place with some additional duct tape. Hot glue does not hold very well on on the slick surface of duct tape so the additional tape in this step is important.
  4. Punch holes in the sides of the binoculars (the side you look through) and tie on a strap made from yarn.