A little while back I had signed my moms group up to participate in a country wide study of urban birds for The Cornall Lab of Ornithology. They sent us great packets for all the kids. We just had to go watch the birds for 10 min. And when I saw a few of my favorite blogs making binoculars, I just had to include that in our fun bird watching day!
To make the binoculars:
2 toilet paper tubes
First you are going to cover each tube with colorful paper. Then cut a narrow stripe of paper to secure the two tubes together. We had the kids glue it all together, but found out that a little masking tape did a much better job! After you have the whole thing put together, punch a hole on each side and tie the yarn through the hole. Then let the kids go wild decorating the binoculars with stickers or markers!
Feathers for Lunch by Lois Ehlert
Bird Talk by Ann Jonas