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How to make binoculars using paper rolls

It's time to play pretend and go on a safari adventure with your kid. But first, you'll need some gear. Make use out of those toilet paper rolls by crafting these cute field glasses.

Photo: Roberto Caruso Photo: Roberto Caruso

What’s a safari without binoculars? To make these fun specs, follow these steps:

1. Paint two toilet paper rolls white.

2. Let dry before painting on some spots.

3. Stick the tubes together with hot glue.

4. Braid your desired length of baker’s twine (keep in mind, braiding will shorten the length) and knot at the ends.

5. Glue ends of braided twine to tubes.

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Field glasses up!

A version of this article originally appeared in our June 2016 issue with the headline “Jungle Party,” p. 20.

This article was originally published on Sep 27, 2016

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