Bird-watching "binoculars"

 
 
 

By Caitlin Murray Giles

Contributor

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."

Materials

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

Directions

  1. Paint the toilet paper rolls and wooden beads the color of your choice. 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 can see!
 
 





 
 
 
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