Make Your Own Binoculars
To make one pair of pretend binoculars you will need :
Two cardboard insides of an empty toilet roll
Paint - go for a greeny/brown for camouflage safari binoculars or choose whatever colours you want for bright funky ones
String or garden twine for the neck strap (if you feel your child is old enough)
Take your empty toilet rolls
Paint the toilet rolls whatever colours you choose
Wait for the paint to dry
Once dry, stick the rolls together at the ends with sticky tape
Attach some string to the sides of the binoculars with sticky tape for the neck strap (only do this if you feel your child is old enough) or you can use without by just holding them up to the eyes.
Ideas for use - You could re-create a safari scene with whatever animals you have at home (plastic/soft/wooden) and pretend to be on safari
This is what we were lucky enough to see on our safari through the binoculars - a mother tiger with her cubs
Also you could use them to bird watch or just let your children come up with their own imaginary game of how to use the binoculars.