How To Make Bird Binoculars

A week or so ago, we saved a bird!

The bird shot past and crash landed into the grass beside us.  We were at the park and there were so many dogs around, so I was worried it would get hurt.  When we investigated, I was surprised that the bird allowed me to pick them up!

I fulfilled my Disney Princess dreams!

The little bird seemed stunned.  Dorothy and a her little friends made a bed for the bird – which Dr. Google advised us was a goldfinch – on her dolly pram and we rang the vet to see what we should do.  Just as we were about to leave for the vets, the bird got its wits about it and flew away.

Since then Drothy has been fascinated with wild birds.  We made bird beads for the ones that visit our garden and we count how many we can spot on our nature walks.

I’ve been saving cardboard tubes for ‘something’ and decided to make some binoculars for my little twitcher.

Binoculars tree house anaemia handmade toy birdwatching bird wildYou will need

2 cardboard tubes

Patterned paper

Ribbon and trim

Glue

Glue dots

Laundry pegs

You will need

Cardboard tubes

Patterned paper

Ribbon and trim

Glue

Glue dots

Laundry pegs

Method

  • Roll the paper around one of your cardboard tubes to see where you need to cut
  • Cut two pieces of paper to fit around your tubes
  • Glue on the paper and use laundry pegs to hold it in place
  • Cut a length of trim to fit each tube and glue in place at one end
  • Place glue dots along the length of one tube and stick the two tubes together.  Secure in place with laundry pegs and allow to dry
  • At the opposite end to the trim, use a pencil to poke a hole in each tube.  This is where you’ll attach your ‘straps

  • Feed through a length of Ribbon and tie a knot inside to hold it in place

I know it’s low-tech but Dorothy really enjoyed playing with her binocular.  She even used them to spot pirates from her tree house!

Love Rachel ❤

 

 

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