How To Make Adventure Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars

These toilet paper roll binoculars are so simple and open up a world of imagination for your child. With a few simple materials you likely already have at home you can create this adorable craft for summer adventures with your kids.

toilet roll binoculars with floral paper on table

These toilet paper roll binoculars were inspired by my son when he asked for a jungle themed birthday. I jumped all into this theme (I love birthdays!) and created these binoculars for each child at the party. They were so simple and inexpensive to make. The kids LOVED them and it was so much fun to see their imaginations go wild!

I let the kids pick out their own scrapbook paper so they had their own unique pattern on their binoculars. If you don’t have scrapbook paper you could use markers or paint to decorate the tubes. I love that each child gets their own, unique pair of binoculars to call their own. 

This easy craft is perfect for kids of all ages. It is a fun way to get kids engaged in nature play and these now go with us on nature hikes, camping and they even when they go in the backyard to play. This would make a great Earth Day craft and is a perfect craft for the little explorers in your life!

toile paper rolls, tape, twine, hole punch and completed adventure binoculars on table


  • Construction Paper
  • Toilet Paper Tubes
  • Single hole punch (or scissor)
  • Piece of yarn
  • Masking Tape
4 completed adventure binoculars on table

How To Make Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars

  1. Take your empty toilet paper rolls and connect them together with masking tape- you could also use a hot glue gun if you would prefer
toilet paper rolls connected together with masking tape
  1. Cut your construction paper down so that it can easily wrap around the toilet paper tubes and you have some tube showing at the top and bottom, my paper was about 3″ wide
  2. Wrap the construction paper around the tubes and tape
  3. Poke a small hole on the outside of each tube (the side of the binoculars), you can use a hole punch or scissor for this- if you are doing this with younger kids I would recommend an adult do this step
  4. String your yarn or twine through the hole to create a lanyard for your child so the binoculars can be worn around their neck
  5. Go explore!
child using toilet paper roll binoculars outside

Other Fun Summer Crafts For Kids

  • This sun suncatcher craft is adorable and a fun addition to your window this summer
  • We had so much fun making these DIY nature paintbrushes, they were an excellent way to use nature as an art medium and my older kids loved getting creative with this activity
  • If you need a fun snack for a summer day these candied flowers are so simple to make (and are super yummy!)
  • I love these paper plate ladybugs and can’t wait to do this with my kiddos this summer!

I hope your little explorer loves their homemade binoculars! 

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