This binoculars project was for a Dinosaur party I am helping a friend with.


  • 2 - 6 Cardboard Rolls
  • 1 - 4 Sheets Outer Paper Wrapping (I used cheap recycled Paper Lunchbags)
  • 1 - 3 Sheets Decorative Paper (I used Foil and Dinosaur Printed Paper)
  • 1 Roll of Tape
  • 1 Roll of string
  • 1 OPTIONAL glue Gun (I did not use one)


  1. Take your cardboard rolls and wrap each one with your design paper. Alternatively you can paint all of your rolls instead. I chose simple brown paper on the outside as my objective was to use only what I had around the house.
  2. Glue or tape your rolls together. With a hot glue gun you can use a strip of glue and place the rolls together. I chose a small piece of tape at each end instead.
  3. Design the outside of the binoculars. You can use one simple strip of paper around the outside or get creative. I used foil on the ends, a strip in the middle and drew some pictures of buttons and knobs on some. I also printed out some pictures of buttons and other instruments.
  4. String your binoculars. String can be ribbon or anything really. I used some leftover Christmas wrap string but I plan to replace some with recycled paper string.

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  • Yep! These are standard in my house. So much fun!


  • I’m an expert at making binoculars and telescopes because I’d include them in my preschool class program. Great fun and something for the children to treasure.


  • Would need to be for the younger kids. My four year old would be disappointed that they didn’t work properly, doesn’t take long for them to grow up these days, not so easily fooled


  • This is amazing. I love it. My toddler would go nuts for these.


  • MY kids love binoculars and these look fantastic


  • I am going to try and make these today as a surprise for my boys for when they get home. I think they’ll love them.


  • We make binoculars like those but it’s a great thing to add patterns and colours to them

    • We have those dinosaurs, as we have a dinosaur fan in our house too


  • Kids had so much fun with these. We spent ages outside bird watching lol


  • lots of fun for dress up and imaginative play


  • Oh these are too cute!!! Wish I had seen this earlier! They look great. I can just imagine the kids using them playing!


  • A simple, creative and fun idea that little one’s would love, thanks.


  • Fun to do with the kids.


  • Cute idea and cheap too


  • A fun idea that is budget friendly!


  • Recycling old cardboard rolls is a great idea. Such fun for kids of all ages. Thanks


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