Kids’ Binoculars Toilet Roll Craft

Craft these make-believe binoculars with your kids in honor of National Get Outdoors Day in June.

Has your family celebrated National Get Outdoors Day before? Led by the USDA Forest Service and the American Recreation Coalition, the day encourages families to enjoy a day of being active. While several locations in Michigan are offering activities on June 11, you don’t need to head to an official party to create some of your own official family fun outdoors! Your backyard is a great place to start, especially when your children are equipped with an essential outdoor exploring accessory: a set of toilet paper tube binoculars.


  • Two empty toilet paper tubes
  • Construction paper or wrapping paper
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Double-sided tape
  • Assorted stickers
  • Black washi tape
  • Hole punch
  • Rope or string


Start out by preparing the construction or wrapping paper (your choice!) for your child by cutting out two 4″ x 7″ rectangles.

Next, apply a piece of double-sided tape to each end of the rectangle.

Place a toilet paper tube on end and press down onto the tape. Slowly start rolling the tube so that the paper has covered the entire piece.

When you reach the end, press the other taped end into place. Repeat for the second tube.

To cover the raw edges of the toilet paper tube you’ll add a ring of washi tape to each end. Wrap around each tube end with just a little bit of tape hanging over the edge.

Fold the overlapped washi tape into the inside of the tube. Repeat for the other toilet paper tube.

Attach the tubes to one another by placing a long length of double-sided tape to the side of one tube. Press the tubes together.

Decorate your make-believe binoculars with the stickers of your choice, or other embellishments your child enjoys!

Finish your binoculars by punching a hole in the side of each tube. Cut a length or rope long enough to go over your child’s head. Thread each end through the holes, tie a tight knot and trim off the excess rope. With that last step your child is ready to head outside and let his imagination run wild on National Get Outdoors Day.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -


Train Activities for Kids in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Check out these local train spots in southeast Michigan that your little conductor is sure to love!

Celebrating an Autism Diagnosis

One local mom shares why she has celebrated her daughter's autism diagnosis and how it has impacted the way she parents.

Self-defense Classes for Kids in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Looking for a place your child can go to learn some skills? Check out one of these spots in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor that offer self-defense classes for kids.

Talking to Kids About Their Career Path and Backup Plan

Today’s kids can start mapping out their career path as early as preschool. Here, a Macomb County expert offers insight on how you can take an active role in the development of your child’s future plans.

- Advertisement -