Bug hunt crafts for kids: Paper tube binoculars

Jul 10, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. ET

Send the kids to the backyard for a fun summer bug hunt, and help them spot those creepy crawlies with a pair of homemade binoculars!

Bug binoculars

What you'll need:

  • two toilet paper tubes
  • paint
  • paint brush
  • craft glue
  • string
  • scissors
  • bug stickers

What you'll do:

  1. Paint the inside and the outside of the two paper tubes.
  2. Once the paint is dry, glue the two paper tubes together side by side.
  3. Cut a piece of string that is 18 inches long, glue one end of the string to the outer edge of each paper tube.
  4. Decorate the binoculars with the stickers.
Image credit: Amy Vowles

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