Kid Craft - Leprechaun BinocularsPosted on Feb 4, 2016 6:38:20 AM by Dawn Barrett
If your kids like going on their own adventures, send them out in search for Leprechauns! Just remember to make these special Leprechaun Binoculars before you go searching. Designer Dawn shows you how to put them together.
Designed by: Dawn Mercedes Barrett
Time: 30 Minutes
Size: 3.25 x 4.25 inches (not including the strap)
Here is a creative way to keep young children entertained by making a toy with a little adult help. When it is completed, they will be happily engaged in a Leprechaun Hunt on their own around the house or yard!
Here's what you need:
- Glue Lines®
- 6 1" x 12" strips of Oly*Fun fabric in different colors (Cherry Pop, Orange Crush, Lemon Drop, Sky Blue, Clover, Bubble Gum)
- 1 yard of black 3/8 " gross-grain ribbon
- DecoArt® Metallic Lustre in Gold Rush
- 2 Toilet Paper Rolls
- Paint brush or sponge brush
- Fiskars rotary cutter and cutting mat
- Ruler or acrylic quilt guide
Here's what you do:
Using a paint or sponge brush, apply Metallic Lustre to the inside of both toilet paper rolls. You will want to be sure to cover the edge of both openings as well. Set aside to dry.
When they have finished drying, apply 1" Glue Lines in two rows along the side of one tube. Attach the second tube to form the base of your binoculars.
Use your Fiskars rotary cutter and a ruler or quilt guide to cut a 1" x 12" strip of Oly*Fun in the 6 colors of the rainbow. Wrap each of the six strips of Oly*Fun around your binoculars, overlapping each layer as you go. Use 1" Glue Lines to secure the strips on the bottom of the binoculars. Trim any excess with scissors.
Use the Crop-a-Dile to punch a hole on the left and right side of the tubes, 1/2 inch away from the edge. Knot the black gross-grain ribbon through each hole to create a handle.
This craft can be used as a decoration or as an imagination boost for active young children.
Tip: When wrapping the double tubes, be careful not to warp your binoculars by wrapping the Oly*Fun strips too tight.
Dawn Mercedes Barrett is a designer who enjoys juggling a number of activities. Whether it is creating a card or object for home decor, whipping up a batch of fresh cookies for kids that drift through the house, or learning to enjoy the rigors of strengthening her body through running, she is your go-to crafter for help, ideas, and encouragement. Who says you (or your style) have to grow old and moldy? Dawn’s up beat style and silly comments will keep you smiling and chuckling.