How to Make Binoculars for Preschoolers?
Binoculars are a great way for preschoolers to explore the world around them. They offer an easy and inexpensive way to get children interested in nature, animals, and more! If you want your child to have their own binoculars but aren’t sure how to make them yourself, this blog post will show you exactly what you need and how to do it! And what’s more is that everything you need is probably lying around in your house.
Before you start your little project, there are several items you will need: cardboard tubes or toilet rolls, scissors, yarn, a Q-tip, and glue. Now that you have everything you need to make binoculars for preschoolers, you’re ready to get started.
First, take some yarn and measure the length around the kid’s neck. This will allow them to hang their binoculars around their necks. Instead of using the yarn as is, you can braid it to help make it thicker and more durable. Both ends of the braid should have knots to prevent them from unraveling. You also want to ensure you leave a few strands after the knot. You’ll use these ends to attach the yarn to the binoculars.
If you have your cardboard ready, cut out two rectangular pieces and roll them together to form a roll. Glue the two ends together. This is not necessary if you have toilet paper rolls.
Next, cover the rolls in glue and take more yarn and wrap the yarn around the rolls. Continue doing this until the yarn covers the entire roll. Remember the ends of the “chain”? You should now glue them to the cardboard rolls. The other alternative to secure the yarn to the rolls is by cutting a hole in each cardboard piece and threading the yarn through.
Take one of the cardboard rolls and place a generous amount of glue on one side. Take the second roll, align it properly to the first roll, and gently but firmly press them together. Hold them firmly in place until the glue is somewhat dry. You should note that before you glue the tubes together, ensure the ends with the yarn face outward.
The beauty of using yarn is that you can make binoculars in different colors. Each child can choose their favorite colors. You can even make them with multiple colors. To ensure the glue holds the pieces together, you can use a clothes peg to press the rolls together. Leave the finished product overnight, allowing it to dry and set fully. The next day, the binoculars will be ready for use!
This process is easy enough that preschoolers can have fun making their own binoculars. However, if anything needs to be cut, you should handle it yourself. The beauty of this craft is that most of the materials needed are things you likely have lying in class or in your home. You will hardly need to purchase anything new.
Your preschoolers can now have fun using the binoculars “viewing” different objects around the class or at home. In case you want to save your time and just buy one instead, here’s the link to the best binoculars for kids on today’s market.