When my kids were little, Easter egg hunts were a staple in the weeks heading into (and after) Easter! My kiddos LOVED searching the house for those plastic eggs. I didn’t even have to include anything inside. For them, it was the thrill of the seek. This preschool binocular craft would have been perfect to implement during one of our many (many, many) afternoon hunts. The Easy Easter Bunny Binocular Craft with Toilet Paper Rolls can be used during scavenger hunts of all kinds!

– Life Over C's Bunny binoculars craft for preschoolers.

Recommended Grade Level:

Bunny Binoculars Supplies:

  • 2 toilet paper rolls/pair (or craft rolls)
  • Construction paper 
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Glue
  • Hole punch
  • Yarn
  • Bunny stickers

Learning About Easy Easter Crafts for Kids:

EASTER CRAFTS FOR PRESCHOOLERS

THESE DIY BINOCULARS WITH TOILET PAPER ROLLS ARE ADORABLE AND FUNCTIONAL. I LOVE WHEN A CRAFT BECOMES AN ACTIVITY TO REPEAT OVER AND OVER.

There are so many important ideas wrapped up in this one little craft! Recycling, Easter, observing, and recording!

After making the DIY binoculars, make sure to give your kids time to explore. Whether you go outside or stay inside, they will definitely want to try them out!

I like to allow free play first, but then I give them a mission! It might be a list of pictures/words to find out on the playground, or maybe just a set of painted Easter eggs hidden around the classroom.

In addition to learning how to make the DIY paper roll binoculars here are some ideas for extending the lesson:

  • What do binoculars do for our eyes? Why/How?
  • Who might use binoculars?
  • What makes real binoculars help us see better?
  • Do you see more/less when you look through the paper rolls?
– Life Over C's Finish the binoculars craft with bunny stickers and colorful tape or ribbon.

What Can Preschoolers Learn From Cute Easter Crafts?

BUNNY CRAFTS AND MORE

MAKING CRAFTS WITH KIDS IS A GREAT WAY TO ENGAGE THEM WITH THE HOLIDAY, THE SEASON, SHAPES, COLORS AND MORE.

Crafting helps preschoolers develop:

– Life Over C's Completed toilet paper roll binoculars.

Ways Kids are Learning While Making Crafts

Besides the fact that kids love crafts that later become toys, there are lots of benefits in doing arts and craft activities with your child.

Develop a Child’s Creativity: Arts and crafts projects are a wonderful way to allow your child to show off their creative side.

Improve Fine Motor Skills: Cutting paper, gluing pom poms, tying yarn, and anything in between, help strengthen small muscles in the hands and eyes too.

Sharpen Listening Skills: Following step-by-step directions is a skill that takes a lot of practice. Art projects lend themselves nicely to a specific sequence to create a final product.

Content Area Learning: I love sneaking any content area learning into an art project! You can incorporate shapes, numbers, patterns, vocabulary and more.

How To Make Binoculars out of Toilet Paper Rolls

Supplies:

  • 2 toilet paper rolls/pair (or craft rolls)
  • Construction paper 
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Glue
  • Hole punch
  • Yarn
  • Bunny stickers

Directions:

  1. Measure and cut the construction paper to fit the toilet paper roll and wrap the roll with the construction paper. Tape to secure the paper to the roll. Repeat this step for the second toilet paper roll.
  2. Put a strip of glue on the side of the toilet paper roll and secure it to the other toilet paper roll. Set aside to dry. 
  3. Measure and cut ribbon that will fit around the set of binoculars. Attach the ribbon with glue. Set aside to dry. 
  4. Add your choice of bunny stickers to the tops of the toilet paper rolls. 
  5. At the opposite end of the ribbon, punch a hole on each side. Place yarn through the hole and tie in a knot. Bring it to the other side and secure to create a strap.
  6. Use the toilet paper roll binoculars for pretend play! 

Extend the Activity:

Change the Theme

This binocular craft for preschoolers could truly be adapted to any theme! Change out the colors and stickers and there you go!

Scavenger Hunt

Preschoolers will love using their new binoculars for a scavenger hunt! Nature items, letters, numbers, words, create one that fits your curriculum.

More Kids Crafts

There are tons of fun preschool Easter crafts to complete after this one. Consider a handprint chick craft, or a tissue paper Easter egg craft.

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– Life Over C's Bunny binoculars craft for preschoolers.

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Kim Staten Owner and Curriculum Designer
Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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