If you’re looking for crafts to do at home with your kids, they are going to love this recycled project using toilet paper rolls! 

These homemade binoculars are cheap and easy to make with just a few basic supplies you probably already have at home. Everyone uses toilet paper, right? Start saving those rolls because there are so many fun crafts your kids can make with them.

These toilet paper roll binoculars are great for pretend play, games like ispy or a scavenger hunt in the backyard. We even took ours on our stroll to the park, it was so much fun to watch my explores use their imagination (watching for birds and planes was a hit)! 🙂

Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars | A fun cheap activity for kids using toilet paper rolls! Let your kids get creative with stickers, pom poms and washi tape. So easy and fun! Plus when finished they can be used for exploring outside!

My 2 year old and 12 year old boys both had fun making these binoculars together, so this simple project is definitely something that would be great for kids of all ages. Younger children will  probably need a little assistance with the stapler and hole punch, and perhaps some guidance with the decorations, but older kids will have fun being creative with whatever supplies to have on hand. 

This simple craft is great for letting your child use their creativity. Let them pick out their own color combinations, ribbon, and stickers. Both an indoor and outdoor activity!

List of Supplies

  • Toilet paper rolls (or paper towel rolls cut in half)
  • Stapler (or hot glue)
  • Hole punch
  • Ribbon or Yarn for the strap
  • Assorted drinking straws (Optional)
  • Colorful things to decorate with such as paint, markers, washi tape, stickers, rhinestones, pom poms, buttons, craft paper, felt, craft foam, glitter, pipe cleaners, etc. 

Toilet Paper binoculars are easy to create. Using toilet paper rolls, pom poms, washi tape, paper straws, stickers, and ribbion. Kids can make them look more realistic or as colorful as they want. They are great for pretend play or playing ispy at the park!



Using two toilet paper rolls, staple the tubes together (you can also glue the tubes together if your little isn’t old enough for a stapler). We also painted ours first to make them more colorful!

My kids had a blast making these toilet paper roll binoculars! A super fun indoor project especially for spring or summer, anytime the weather is nice! They can take them outside when they are done to explore.


Decorating time! Let your little one use their creativity to make their own pattern. My oldest couldn’t decide on color patterns, so he wanted to make two pairs, which I LOVED! As a 12 year old, sometimes he can get a little “bored” with crafting so with this project I was able to get in a little more time with him. 


Punch a hole on both sides of the tubes at least 1/4 inch away from the edge to prevent it from tearing, and then attach ribbon or yarn to ONE side of the binoculars to start the strap. We cut our ribbon to approximately 2 feet in length and it seemed to be just right, but keep your child’s age and size in mind. 

Are you looking for a fun craft activity that is budget friendly?Toilet Paper Roll binoculars are a fun craft kids can do using supplies you likely already have at home. This simple craft will keep them busy not only during, but will be used for hours after! My toddler brings his everywhere now!


Cut paper straws about 2 inches in length and add them to the ribbon. I found these colorful paper straws on Amazon. They are totally optional but make a big difference! There are a ton of other fun things you can make with them, too. 

With spring here and summer around the corner my kids will be spending more time outside. Doing this cute toilet paper binoculars craft kids will have fun making them also be able to use their imagination when they are finished!


When finished adding straws, tie the end of the ribbon to the the other side of the binoculars and you’re done! Now let your kids have a blast exploring! 

Easy DIY Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars | A super simple budget friendly craft idea for kids of all ages! My 3 year old and 12 year old both had fun making these together. They are great for exploring outside when they are done!

Are you looking for a craft to do with supplies you already have? Toilet paper binoculars is a cheap craft that is fun, creative and can a craft that can be used!

If you’re looking for more creative ways to recycle toilet paper rolls, check out these!

Toilet Paper Roll Crafts

Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars craft for kids! A super fun and easy project for kids of all ages including toddlers, preschoolers and elementary age children. This budget project is so simple to make with just a few cheap supplies that you probably already have at home.

If you're looking for inexpensive crafts for kids to make, you've got to try these toilet paper roll binoculars. Your little explores are going to love this fun little project. No need to go shopping because you probably already have the supplies on hand. Cheap recycled crafts are my favorite for little kids like toddlers because there's no reason to spend a bunch of money.


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