homemade binoculars

Photos by Jylare.

Now that the weather is warming up, we’ve been adventuring outdoors more often which is always wonderful news for the boys. Today we’ve got an easy home-made (which to us always means made from stuff found around the house) binoculars we can take along. These are great for the little boys who can’t quite figure out how to make the real thing work, but still want to be cool like their brothers!

home-made binoculars

Here’s how you’ll do it:


All you need is duct tape, a couple rolls of empty toilet paper, or one empty paper towel roll cut in half. Then you’ll need some duct tape and string and you’re ready to craft!

home-made binoculars

All you need to do is cover both rolls completely. Once you get to the end, you can duct tape a string to the outsides of each tub in place. This will act as the neck strap. Then hot glue the tubes together down the center and you’re good to go!

home-made binoculars

Quinn’s tee by Good Boy Friday – find it here!

Happy adventuring!! Find all our DIY posts with household items right here.



  • sb
    April 23, 2014 at 11:31 am

    the pink and red triangles!

  • Amanda Skoldberg
    April 23, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    The rompers/high seas print!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Steph
    April 24, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    The trees! My girls would love these pieces.

  • patricia villamil
    April 24, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Cute clothes for the Summer! yeah!

  • Carly
    April 25, 2014 at 2:24 am

    LOVE the short sleeve rocking horse baby dress in the sweet Danish flowers! So cute!

  • Elise
    April 25, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Made these for my boys (3.5 & 2) and they are obsessed! Took our afternoon walk to a whole new level. The binoculars were first thing they asked for when they woke up this morning. These are my favorite types of Small Fry posts – fast, simple projects that really up kids creativity/imagination/observation skills. Thanks!! 🙂


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