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Making Binoculars

by Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book

Children love playing with binoculars -- even ones with no glass! Try making these.

This idea may sound a bit ridiculous, but you will be amazed at how much fun a child will have with these!

  • Two toilet paper rolls, or a paper towel roll cut in half
  • Tape
  • Markers, crayons, stickers, and so on


  1. Tape two toilet paper rolls together to make a pair of binoculars for your child.
  2. She can decorate them with markers, stickers, and so on, and use them to spot interesting things as you go for a walk or ride in the car.

© 1998 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Preschooler's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

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