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."
- Two empty toilet paper rolls (or a paper towel roll cut in
- Two wooden beads (about 1 inch in diameter)
- Poster paint (in the color of your choice)
- Paint brush
- Craft glue
- Cord, ribbon or string
- Hole punch
- Paint the toilet paper rolls and wooden beads the color of your
choice. Let dry completely.
- Glue the wooden beads between the two rolls.
- Punch a hole at the outer edge of each roll. Attach cord,
string or ribbon through the holes to make a strap.
- Head outside with your "binoculars" and see what you can
Caitlin Murray Giles is a full-time mother of three and part-time freelance writer living in Wicker Park.
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