Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars Craft for Cloud Observation

Make a pair of binoculars for cloud watching using empty toilet paper rolls! These cloud-themed, cardboard tube binoculars are perfect for a rainy day and would make a great addition to any weather unit.

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Weather for Kids: Observe Clouds with this Cloud-Themed Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars Craft ~ BuggyandBuddy.com

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We have had some good cloud watching days recently, so the kids and I decided to make something to help us with our cloud observations- cloud-themed binoculars! These are so easy to make and fit right in with all our weather activities for kids.

 

Weather for Kids: Observe Clouds with this Cloud-Themed Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars Craft

Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars Craft for Cloud Watching

 

Materials for Cloud Binoculars Craft

 

Directions for Making the Cloud Binoculars Craft

1. Paint two cardboard tubes with blue tempera paint and let dry.

 

paint your cardboard tubes with blue paint

 

2. Glue cotton ball clouds around both tubes using liquid glue. (I had to show the kids how to separate the cotton balls into small pieces. A little goes a long way!) Let the cotton clouds dry.

 

add cotton ball clouds to your binoculars craft for kids

 

3. Glue the two cardboard tubes together. (Having sides with cotton balls glued together helps separate the tubes just enough so that they fit kids’ eyes better.) I used a hot glue gun so the glue would dry quickly. If you use regular liquid glue, you’ll need to clip the tubes together to hold them in place as they dry.

 

4. Once your binoculars are dry, punch a small hole onto the outside edge of each tube.

 

5. Cut a piece of string long enough to fit over your child’s head. Tie each end of the string through on of the holes.

add string to your toilet paper roll binoculars craft

 

Have fun observing clouds!

Weather for Kids: Observe Clouds with this Cloud-Themed Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars Craft ~ BuggyandBuddy.com

 

Cloud Watching Binoculars Craft for Kids


 
 

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Comments

  1. This is literally too cute. Such a great idea! We just finished a weather theme and I definitely want to do this as an extension activity.

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