11 Binocular Craft For Kids

11 Binocular Craft For Kids

11 Binocular Craft For Kids

This article is a collection of simple and fun binocular crafts that you can do with your kids. 

They are easy to make and they provide hours of entertainment for kids.

Paper Roll Binoculars

You will need

  • 2 paper rolls of the same diameter
  • two pieces of tape (or glue)
  • Cut your tubes into equal lengths, about 15 inches long. 

You can use a ruler or measure them by eye. Make sure you cut the tubes on a hard surface with lots of room to move around so the tubes don’t fall over and break.

Take one tube and put it facing up on your work surface. Place a piece of tape across both ends and secure them together securely by pressing down firmly while smoothing out any wrinkles or bubbles until they’re completely flat against each other. 

This will create an opening between the two ends where the light will enter when we look through our binoculars later! Now take another piece just like this one but flip it upside down so that all four sides are touching (you may need to hold onto both sides at once if they start wobbling around). 

Tape this second tube onto top of the first tube so that there are now two separate layers: one on top with two openings facing outward toward you, another underneath with four openings facing inward toward each other forming what looks like empty circles when viewed from above (see image).

Upcycled Binoculars

You can use old binoculars.

 If you have a pair that broke, you can use those. 

If you want to make something more personalized, use ones from a garage sale or thrift store.

Binoculars Craft

  • You can make binoculars out of paper rolls.
  • You can use different colors of paper.
  • You can use different sizes of the paper roll.
  • You can use different types of tape, such as masking tape and duct tape, to hold your binoculars together.
  • You can use a glue stick or white glue instead of tape to help hold the pieces together even better and more securely!

Colored Paper Rolls Binoculars

What You Need

  • Colored paper rolls or toilet paper rolls
  • Scissors or a craft knife
  • Glue or tape (optional)

How To Make Them

Cut the roll in half, lengthwise. Leave one end intact for attaching to your binoculars. 

Use the other end to make the eyepieces by cutting two holes in it, about 3/4 inch from either side of the center and 1/2 inch apart from each other. 

To give your binoculars a more professional look, cut off any excess cardboard and smooth out any rough edges with sandpaper or an emery board.

Halloween Binoculars

First, you will need to cut a toilet paper or paper towel roll in half. You can also use construction paper and glue to create a binocular shape. 

Next, tape the two halves together until they are secure.

Now that you have your binoculars, it’s time to decorate them with black duct tape! Cover the entire pair of binoculars with black duct tape so that they are completely covered except for an opening on one side of each piece where you can look through!

Egg Carton crafting binoculars for kids

Materials needed

  • Egg cartons
  • Scissors
  • Glue/tape
  • Paper (for making stencils)
  • Glow in the dark paint (optional)

DIY Cardboard Tube Birdwatching Craft Project for Kids

  • Cut a cardboard tube into two halves.
  • Put glue on the edge of one piece and press it against the second half to make a ring shape (or other shapes).
  • Use scissors to cut out sections of cardboard that you can use as lenses for your binoculars, then glue them onto either side of your binocular craft with hot glue or a school glue gun (if you have one)
  • Decorate with markers or crayons if desired!

Toilet Paper Tube Pirate Spyglass


  • Toilet paper roll
  • Duct tape
  • markers, stickers, and other decorations for decorating the toilet paper roll.


Cut the toilet paper roll in half using a sharp pair of scissors or a utility knife. You will end up with two tubes that are each about 10 inches long when cut. 

Make sure not to cut too close to the bottom of the tube so that you have plenty of room for your hands when holding it later on!

Binocular Craft For Kids Made With Paper Towel 

  • Get a roll of paper towels.
  • Cut the roll in half to make two tubes, then in half again to make four tubes.
  • Take one piece, and wrap it with duct tape so no white shows through (or put on several layers if you want your binoculars to be extra sturdy).
  • Fold your binoculars together by folding at right angles in both directions. Wrap each end with duct tape for added durability and stability.

Craft Foam Binoculars Are Perfect For Kids Of All Ages

They’re easy to make, great for recycling old magazines, and fun for everyone! 

In fact, these craft foam binoculars are so versatile that they’re perfect for travel or the beach. Here’s how you can make your very own pair of craft foam binoculars:

Cut 2 pieces of craft foam into rectangles about 3 inches by 4 inches in size (or any size that works with your glasses or frames).

Using a pen and ruler as a guide, draw lines along one side of each piece of craft foam so it will look like this picture when you’re done:

Fold up one side so it looks like this picture when you’re done:

Repeat steps 1 through 3 with the other piece of craft foam until both pieces look like this picture when they are finished folding over:

Binocular Craft For Kids made with toilet roll

Toilet roll binoculars are easy to make and a great craft for kids. You just need a toilet roll, card paper, glue, pipe cleaners, and scissors. You can also use a paper towel roll.

Cut 4 pieces of card paper in half and fold them over the toilet roll so that you have two halves on each side of the tube. Use glue to stick them down at the top end of your binoculars (this will be where you look through them).

Cut 5 lengths of pipe cleaner about 20cm long each and stick one end into each side of your binoculars at an angle so that it sticks out like an arm but is not visible from the front once completed (you can bend these back after sticking them in place if needed). 

If using an empty cardboard tube instead of a toilet roll cut two pieces from around 30cm long each which you can then bend into shape – this makes it easier because they won’t need as much support inside when gluing down!

This Is A Post About Simple And Fun Binocular Crafts That You Can Do With Your Kids

In this post, I’ll share with you a few binocular craft ideas that are quick to make and so much fun! The binoculars can be used in the garden, at the beach, or even at the park. 

Kids will enjoy having their own pair of binoculars — it gives them a chance to see things from a different perspective. They might also find it helpful when looking for something specific in nature (a bird or bug) or when playing hide-and-seek with their friends.

With just a few supplies and some scissors, these crafts are super simple and take less than an hour to complete — perfect for busy moms! And because they’re made from recycled materials like soda cans and cereal boxes, they don’t cost much either!


These binocular crafts are fun and easy to make, and kids love them! If you have any more binocular crafts that we didn’t cover in this post, please share them in the comments so we can all enjoy them too.

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