Kid’s Binoculars Craft |10 Minute Craft Series

Ready to make some kid’s binoculars? These are made from just two cardboard tubes (from the inside of toilet paper or paper towels) and some yarn.

This binoculars craft is part of a new 10 Minute Craft series I’m doing for the Summer! These posts will be shorter than normal, but will come out twice a week. In it you will find a new craft to do with your kids that takes little to no prep and only requires 10 minutes of the kids’ attention. During the hot Summer days I know kid’s are bouncing off the walls, thirsty for excitement and movement. Getting them to sit still for craft time is difficult. So this 10 minute craft series is perfect for the Summertime or for kids just learning to sit still and create.

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Kid’s Binoculars Craft


Two Cardboard Tubes

Yarn approximately 24 inches long

Hole puncher

Decorating materials


Coloring binoculars

Set out your tubes and decorating materials for the kids. I didn’t specify what materials because it’s really up to you and how messy you want this to be. Crayons or markers are fine for a quick and easy craft. Acrylic paint is fun. (Our favorite kind is Crayola Washable Paint) Stickers, glitter, sequins, and rhinestones…that’s all fun too.

Let the kids decorate each tube.

Help the kids to punch two holes, directly across from each other, in each tube.

Thread the yarn through all four holes and tie.

If you want to get more involved, you can hot glue the tubes together to keep them from sliding apart.

That’s it.

Now take the kids outside to spot some things in nature. Maybe come back inside to do some Nature Crafts when you’re done.

Or if it’s too hot to be outdoors, have them Play Indoors and use the kid’s binoculars as a Dramatic Play prop.

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