Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Binoculars Art Project

This is a quick and fun art project, every kid loves binoculars and the price is right on these!

Materials:
  • empty toilet paper rolls (2 for each student)
  • stapler
  • duct tape (it comes in many colors and patterns!)
  • yarn or string
  • stickers
  • hole puncher

Prepare in advance:
  • Staple toilet paper rolls together.
  • Make dots where the holes for the string/yarn should be.
  • Cut string or yarn a length that will go over their heads. Tape one end so it is easier to thread through the holes.
  • Make a demo model to show off

Procedure:
1. Give each student a pair of stapled TP rolls.
2. Instruct them to hole punch the dots for the string. Give each a hole puncher. Depending on your hole puncher and the student's hand strength, you may need to help them.
3. String through the holes. Tie together.
4. Give each student a piece of duct tape that will wrap completely around the pair of TP rolls.
5. Apply stickers.

Suggested Activities:
  • Indoors or outdoors, take a walk around and take turns announcing "I see a ____". Great expressive language practice!
  • Call out something such as "I see the letter E". Everyone looks through their binoculars and repeats it as they find it. Skills: shapes, letter names, letter sounds (I see the letter that says /b/), numbers, high frequency words, classroom vocabulary......
  • Call out "I spy with my little eye something (color word)". Take turns with students.