Summer is in full swing & we have been busy, busy, busy! Swim lessons, playdates, learning fun and of course crossing items off of our Summer Bucket List.
One of our recent activities was crafting some snazzy TP Roll Binoculars and going on a little Nature Exploration around our neighborhood.
What You Need:
2 TP rolls or 1 Paper Towel Roll
decorative paper or paint
We opted to use decorative paper to cover our TP Rolls because we wanted to use them right away but you can also paint these if you have more time.
The Lil Divas each chose what design they wanted and I cut the paper to fit around the TP Rolls.
Each Lil Diva covered the back of their paper with glue and rolled the TP Roll up around it.
To make the top/bottom of the binoculars we used black tape for the zebra striped pair and purple foam for the other pair.
I cut another strip of matching paper to fit in the middle. The Lil Divas once again covered the back of the paper with glue. Then, we put both rolls on each end and rolled them to meet in the middle. I added some glue to the top and bottom to further bind them together.
Finally, we attached some string (we stapled them inside the rolls) & we we were ready to test them out outdoors!
How cute are they?
I was quite amused at how the Lil Divas were using them like magnifying glasses but they seemed to think it was absolutely fabulous and we had a great nature walk through our neighborhood. We looked at flowers and lots and lots of bugs.
Then we spied some birds in the trees and my Lil Nature Explorers were able to intently watch them through their snazzy binoculars. :)
What an easy craft (added bonus we were able to use recyclables!) and what a fun way to spend some time exploring with my two favorite girls.