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Eye Spy

Take children on a safari with this easy binocular project.

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
TIME NEEDED: 30 minutes


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Two empty toilet paper rolls or one empty
paper towel roll
String, yarn or twine
Hobby knife

Imaginations soar with the help of Expressions Washi Tape* and Expressions Masking Tape*. Mix and match tape patterns to make a fun design for your children going on a safari, watching the birds or stargazing.

*May damage some substrates upon removal.

  • If you’re using a paper towel roll, cut it in half to make binoculars. Or use the single roll to make a telescope. Cover the roll(s) in Expressions Masking Tape to create a bright background for the other tape.

  • On one roll, alternate stripes of Expressions Washi Tape and Expressions Magic™ Tape. Repeat the pattern on the second roll.

  • Use Masking Tape to connect the rolls. Place the pieces half an inch apart and wrap the Masking Tape around twice to secure them together with space for a nose rest.

  • Wrap Masking Tape around the rolls a third time, and place the end of the string, yarn or twine underneath it as you apply to secure the binocular strap.