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Project #1 - Binoculars

Updated: May 14, 2020

How to make your own Nest Friends Spotter Binoculars!

Project idea by Jessica Shrimpton, aged 4


This is a simple project which your little spotters can have fun making. It's great for their imaginations & will help to encourage them to get outside & look around at all the birds & creatures around them!

You will need

2 x Toilet roll tube (or kitchen roll tube cut in half)

1 x Length of string (60cm should be plenty)

Lots of art materials - Crayons, Wrapping paper, Glitter, PVA Glue - anything decorative!

Step 1

Take your cardboard tubes & decorate them however you wish. Be as creative and imaginitive as you can! You could find some wrapping paper & wrap the tubes up, colour them in using crayons or felt tips or even stick glitter or feathers on them! Whatever you think will make you the expert Nest Friend Spotter!

Step 2

Then, take some glue and stick the two tubes together (be careful not to stick your fingers together!) Leave the glue to set for 2-3 minutes.

Step 3

Take a pencil and push the tip through the outer sides of the tube making a small hole (large enough for the string to pass through). About 2cm from the end should be about right.

Step 4

Feed the string through & tie a small knot, large enough to not pass back through the hole.

That's it! You're now ready to go spotting!

Send us pictures of your creations and we'll feature them on the website and our social media accounts! Send them to or upload them and tag @nestfriendsofficial on instagram or @nestfriendtweets on twitter!

#nestfriends #birdspotting #britishbirds #funandgames #educational #lockdownparenting

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