Introduction: How to Make Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars

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Here is how to make a simple binoculars out of toilet paper rolls! After you create your jumping frog, share it on social media with #HomeMakeKit so we can see how it turned out!


Two Toilet Paper rolls, Glue, Scissors, One String or ribbon, Construction paper

Decorating supplies: Markers, Crayons, Stickers, Pompoms

Step 1:

Attach both toilet paper rolls together with glue.

Step 2:

Wrap two pieces of toilet paper rolls with construction paper.

Step 3:

To create a neck strap, poke holes into the slides. Measure and cut your string or ribbon. Use scissors to cut a small hole on the outside edge of each roll about a ½ inch from the top.

Step 4:

Tie on the string or ribbon: Take one end of your string and thread it through the hole you made. Tie a Knot to secure. Repeat with the other side of the string.