Preschool Activities and Printables

Play Binoculars from Cardboard Tubes

Birdwatching is a great winter activity for your preschoolers. With these “binoculars” they will feel like a pro! Obviously, proper birdwatchers will be equipped with professional equipment for their hobby, but we weren’t going to buy a quality spotting scope for the money reasons, as well as the fact that our preschooler is so young, they won’t know the difference between the two in terms of value! These homemade binoculars were certainly enough to entertain my preschooler.

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All you need is some fun duct tape and cardboard tubes. Save the rolls from paper products for this project.

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Lay out a strip of tape – twelve inches should be plenty – sticky side up. Lay two short cardboard tubes (toilet paper rolls or halves of paper towel rolls) on the tape side by side.

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Wrap the tape up and around the tubes to make your binoculars.

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If your child is old enough for it not to be a hazard, you can add a length of yarn or string so they can hang the binoculars around their neck.

Happy birdwatching!

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