Craft Your Own Pirate Telescope

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What You Need:

  • Newspaper
  • Cardboard roll from paper towels
  • Plastic wrap
  • Rubber band
  • Paint in any color & paintbrushes
  • Glue
  • Plastic jewels

What You Do:

  1. Lay newspaper down to avoid any mess.
  2. Line up the paint on the counter and have your child pick his favorite color from the bunch. Invite him to paint the tube by himself, but offer help if he needs it.
  3. As he's painting, cut a square of plastic wrap just big enough to fit over one end of the cardboard tube. When the paint is dry, place the plastic wrap over one hole of the tube and secure it by looping a rubberband around it.
  4. Then break out the plastic jewels and let your child go wild gluing them on.
  5. Once the glue is dry, hand it to your little pirate and watch his imagination grow!

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