These DIY binoculars are absolutely beautiful and so easy to make! The pressed flowers add such a sweet and personalized touch to this craft. Children will love exploring with them and they are a great prop to get kids of all ages outside. Search for signs of spring or summer with these binoculars!
These DIY binoculars are perfect for your little adventurer! Print off some free nature scavenger hunts and take these outside or bring them on your next casual nature walk. Either way, these are so fun to use and look like a fancy boutique purchase! No one will ever know they were made in about 30 minutes with a few simple supplies.
Ready to make one? Here’s what you’ll need….
- Toilet paper roll- You could also cut a paper towel roll in half!
- White acrylic paint– This is more difficult to clean, but coats better than washable paint!
- Paint brush
- Pressed flowers– I have purchased a lot of pressed flowers and the flowers in this shop are by far the most beautiful set I have worked with! If you are looking to press your own flowers, try this simple drying method or give the microwave a whirl.
- Matte Mod Podge
- Single hole punch
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Here’s How We Made This Heart Craft for Kids:
First tear off any stubborn little pieces of toilet paper that’s stuck to the roll. Then give your toilet paper roll a coat or two of white paint. We used white toilet paper rolls, which helped make this step a bit easier.
Next, let the paint dry and punch one hole near the end of both toilet paper rolls.
Now put a layer of Mod Podge on one toilet paper paper roll. This will help the flowers stick to the roll.
Now put your pressed flowers on the roll and add another layer of Mod Podge on the flowers. This will help protect and seal your flowers!
After the Mode Podge is all dry, take one end of your twine and thread it through the hole you made. Tie a knot to secure the thread to the paper roll. Use the same piece of twine and repeat with the other binocular.
Last, tape the both ends of the DIY binoculars together.
The binoculars are ready for your next outdoor adventure! Children will love searching for bugs, flowers, and other signs of the changing seasons.
These are a must-have items for bird watching season! You can work on bird identification and observe them flying to and from nests. These will inspire hours of outdoor play and learning.
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I hope you try this DIY binocular craft! I promise, your little nature lovers will love this craft as my boys.