I have hit that moment too, where I had wondered, hmm! Every time I am done with the roll,what else can I do with it!
If you have little kids around the house, then probably this idea of- making a toilet paper roll binocular is what came to your mind first, and here we are, searching for how to make one.
It’s a unique DIY project that keeps the kids occupied, and it intrigues their young minds in the right direction.
So, how to make a toilet paper roll binocular? It’s pretty easy, to be honest with you. A little bit of imagination and some supplies, Boom! You have a binocular.
I am pretty sure I don’t have to mention this, but I am still going to for the kids who might be searching for this.
I hate to break it to you, but these binoculars don’t exactly work like the actual ones, so don’t get your hope up too high. However, are they super cool and fun to play with? One hundred percent!
Let’s get making some toiler paper roll binoculars, shall we?
How to Make Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars
Before I jump straight into the how-to section, here are the supplies you will need for the project.
- Masking tape/ glue
- Twine/ ribbons
- Colorful paper/ patterned paper
- Hole puncher
- Two toilet paper rolls
Not everything in this list is a mandatory ingredient to cook this concoction, but the outcome will look so much better if you just spend some time doing everything in an orderly manner. However, if you are doing this with kids, the main focus is to have fun, which is the most important supply of all.
Here is the step-by-step process of how to make a toilet paper roll binocular.
Step 1: Tape the Rolls Together
At first, begin the process by taking the two toilet paper rolls and attaching them by either using glue or masking tape. In my opinion, using tape is so much easier and safer around a kid; I would prefer it overusinghot glue or any glue.
If you are using tape, align the two toiler paper rolls side by side and proportionately. Now hold them together by pinching them in the middle and wrap the tape around gently.
Make sure you are very gentle with the process as toilet paper rolls aren’t very sturdy, so there’s a chance you can ruin their shape.Remember, if you ruin the shape, the outcome will also become wobbly.
If you chose to use glue,just glue the tubes together and hold them until the glue is dry.
Step 2: Wrap It in Paper
In this step, you have to wrap the two joint tubes on paper. It can be decorative paper or just plain color paper; the sky is the limit to your imagination. I would personally prefer solid color paper, and later on, I would go for more customization options.
You can even use tissue paper if you like.
Step 3: Punch Holes
Now you have to punch two on the opposite sides of the two roles to get a piece of twine or string through it. This way, your kids can also hang it around the neck, just like the real things.
You can make the holes using a hole puncher; using this will make it look a lot clean and ‘professional.’Alternately, you can use the tip of a pair of scissors to make the holes on the outer side of the rolls.
Step 4: String or Ribbon It Around
In this step, you have to put a string in the holes you made previously. Or you can even use ribbons.
Let’s assume you chose to use string. Now cut a piece of string with your scissors, long enough to reach from one elbow to another of the user intended.
Now take that one long piece and put it through the holes you made in the tube, and tie a knot with the string keeping the end inside of the tube. This way, when you pull on the string, it won’t come off. Repeat for the other side.
Step 5: Decorate
This is not a mandatory step that you have to do. But since we have come this far, you can further decorate the binocular to make it special truly.
Let your kids explore their inner creativity, customize their binoculars however they please, and make it really theirs.
With that, the binoculars are done, and all that is left to do is explore the wilderness with these awesome pair of wonder tubes. When I was a kid, I used to play pretend all the time, and looking through tubes to pretend they were my binocular felt so cool!
This DIY project can be a fun way for you to spend some time with your kids too. Also, making binocular out of toilet paper rolls is an awesome way of reusing them.
This spares the environment from some extra trash and keeps you from spending some extra cash. It’s a win-win situation for everyone.
To wrap things up, you can do this over the summer breaks with your kids, which can provide a solid opportunity to bond with them.
Also, these binoculars are super fun to play with, no doubt! I hope I had explained the steps of how to make toilet paper roll binoculars properly. Make sure you follow through and don’t forget to have fun