This was one of those accidental ideas. I intended on making homemade binoculars using a recycled paper towel roll for our camping unit, but then decided it would be cute to turn it into a Valentine’s Day idea…albeit a little last minute!
Here’s what you’ll need: a paper towel roll, duct tape (the houndstooth duct tape pattern is my favorite), yarn, a hole punch and….
Print out these “I’ve got my eye on you, Valentine” labels. I used return address mailing labels (come 30 to a page) and sent them through the printer! The text on the stickers is actually red…but my printer is running out of ink so it looks pink in the pictures. :)
Although creating these binoculars is extremely simple…sometimes it helps my absent-minded brain not to have to think. So, here’s what we did. Cut a section of your paper towel roll off and then cut another section that exact same size. Use a glue stick to secure the two rolls together. Then, take your duct tape and wrap it around the two to form the binoculars. Use the hole punch to attach a piece of yarn (warning: only let your child use these within your direct supervision). Add the label, if you choose! :)
Again, ‘valentine’ is actually supposed to be red on the labels. My printer is just running out of ink!
Rocking the post-nap bed-head!
This silly little contraption has gotten lots of use this past week! Enjoy!