Scout Saturday – DIY Felt Binoculars

Summertime is the perfect time for being outdoors and exploring nature. Whether you do this activity as a Girl Scout troop or with your kids at home, they are sure to love the results. When looking through the finished binoculars, a child can focus right in on their choice of views. If they are lucky, they will spot some fabulous wildlife. Backyards are full of wonder. The ability to zoom in really helps kids concentrate. This project is great because it creates something totally useful and it is super fun too.

Skill Level: Beginner
Time: 1 hour


  • Assorted 9”x12” Craft Cuts of Kunin Classic, Premium, and Corduroy Felt in Various Colors
  • 1 – Sizzix Die-Cut Machine
  • 1 –Pet Shop Collection Set of Dies
  • 1 – Pair of Scissors
  • 1 – Bottle of Felt Glue
  • 2 – Cardboard Tubes, Any Length (2 tubes per pair of binoculars)
  • 1 – Skein of Yarn

1. Glue two cardboard tubes together.

2. Punch a hole in each tube to create a place to eventually tie in yarn. Next, cut a piece of felt that fits the length of the tubes and wraps around them completely. Use felt glue to adhere it to the tubes.

3. Add yarn by tying it through the holes in the tubes – 30 inches works great for most kiddos to be able to hang their binoculars around their necks.

4. Decorate your binoculars with felt die-cuts. The frog, dragonfly, snake, and lizard are all from my Laura Kelly Pet Shop collection available from Sizzix.

Ta Da!

You can now find an expanded color line of Kunin® ClassicfeltKunin® Premiumfelt and Corduroy non-wovens fabrics in cut by the yard at your local Walmart; please inquire as to what is available in your area.

Cheers to Celebrating Friendship and the Outdoors,