Bird-watching “binoculars”

Every beginning bird watcher needs two things: binoculars and a field guide. Invest in a child-size set of binoculars for older children, while younger bird watchers will be content to make their own “binoculars.”


  1. Paint the toilet paper rolls and wooden beads the color of yourchoice.Let dry completely.
  2. Glue the wooden beads between the two rolls.
  3. Punch a hole at the outer edge of each roll. Attach cord,string or ribbon through the holes to make a strap.
  4. Head outside with your “binoculars” and see what you cansee!


  • Two empty toilet paper rolls(or a paper towel roll cut inhalf)
  • Two wooden beads (about 1 inchin diameter)
  • Poster paint (in the color of your choice)
  • Paint brush
  • Craft glue
  • Scissors
  • Cord, ribbon or string
  • Hole punch
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