Today, we’re making Ocean Themed DIY Binoculars for Kids perfect to inspire their creative play. It’s summer time and shark week is coming, so be on the look out for more fun ocean and shark-themed foods and crafts over the next few weeks. This post contains affiliate links.
I love making crafts like this with the kids because they inspire them with their creative play. I love how imaginative kids are with something as simple as binoculars from cardboard tubes.
What do you need to make a pair of Ocean Themed DIY Binoculars for Kids?
You can use toilet paper cardboard tubes, or you can get these colored cardboard tubes. You’ll also need 1/2-inch glue dots, ocean-themed stickers, elastic cording, and a Silkies necklace to safely wear the binoculars.
How do you make Ocean Themed DIY Binoculars for Kids?
Check out this short video to see how to easily make these DIY Binoculars for the kids!
Begin by adding glue dots on one side of a cardboard tube. Then, place the other tube on top of the glue dots so they stick together.
Next, let your child decorate the outside of the tubes with ocean-themed stickers.
Use elastic around the middle of the tubes and tie at the top.
Lastly, use the Silkies necklace to tie onto the elastic cord. I like to use a Silkies necklace because they easily break apart and prevent choking.
More Ocean Fun Crafts
Want to keep the fun going? Check out a few more fun things to do related to the ocean. Our light up aquariums are probably the most popular blog post here.
- Light Up Mason Jar Aquariums
- Sea Life Slime
- Magnetic Sand Sensory Play Jars
- Beach Scavenger Hunt
Ocean-Themed Treats to Make
How about a few ocean treats? I think my favorite is the Te Fiti drink. It’s sweet and tangy and oh so delicious!
- Deep Sea JELLO Fishing Cups
- Under the Sea Party Pretzels
- Great White Shark Ice Cream
- Moana Heart of Te Fiti Drink
- How to Make a Shark-Cuterie Cheese Ball Charcuterie Board
Ocean Themed DIY Binoculars for Kids
- cardboard tubes
- ocean-themed foil stickers
- elastic cording
- 1/2-inch glue dots
- Silkies necklaces
- Add glue dots on one side of a cardboard tube. Place the other tube on top of the glue dots so they stick together.
- Add stickers to the outside of the tube.
- Use elastic around the two middle tubes and tie at the top.
- Use the Silkies necklace to tie onto the elastic cord.
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