Looking for new ways to use those old carboard tubes? Get creative with colour and have a go at these cardboard tube binoculars, perfect for spotting dinosaurs, aliens and damsels in distress...
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Ready Mix Bright Paint 150ml 6 Pack
Craft Smart Brush Power Set 5 Pieces
Masking Tape 25mm x 20m
Hobbycraft School PVA Glue 300ml
Cardboard Tubes 4 Pack
V&A Fabric Brads 6 Pack
Pebbles Basics Cardmaking Pad 36 Piece Pastel
Daffodil Satin Ribbon 20 mm x 15 m
Cut one of the tubes in half. Take one of the pieces and use your fingers to squash the middle together part in. Cover the ends in masking tape to hold it’s shape.
Glue the squashed tube in between the other two tubes (you might want to hold them in place with masking tape whilst the glue sets).
Mark a line in pencil 4cm down from the top of the binoculars. Paint the two sections in contrasting colours.
Cut a 1cm wide strip of patterned card that is long enough to fit around the binoculars. Glue around the line between the colours.
Use a pair of scissors to poke a hole 2cm down from the top on each side of the binoculars. Push the brads through the ribbon, about 1cm from the ends. Push the brad through the hole and open it up to secure in place.
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