Santa Binoculars - A fun santa craft to search for santa!

These Santa binoculars are such a fun Christmas Eve activity for toddlers and preschoolers. The kids are going to LOVE using them to search for santa!! Out of all the Santa crafts we've done... this is easily a favourite! Get ready to look for Santa this year with this fun santa craft! Just scroll down below for the step by step directions to make your own Santa binoculars.

Fun santa crafts for kids - santa binoculars



If you're on the hunt for more easy Christmas crafts, be sure to check out these Santa handprint ornaments and these Santa and Rudolph spoon puppets!

A fun christmas eve activity for kids - santa binoculars craft

Santa binoculars make a really fun Christmas Eve activity for our little toddlers and preschoolers. It gets them into the spirit of Christmas and ready to look for Santa before bed! This is easily one of my favourite Santa crafts to do with kids. They get so into it and are convinced they can see santa!

For added fun, you could use your santa binoculars to do a Christmas eve scavenger hunt around the house. There are so many fun things you can do with these Santa binoculars, just give them to your child and let their imagination go wild!

Scroll down below to see how to make your own Santa binoculars!


santa crafts for toddlers and preschoolers - santa binoculars


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Santa Binoculars - Search for Santa!


Supplies needed for your Santa binoculars


  • 2 toilet paper tubes
  • Red felt paper
  • Gold scrapbook paper
  • White faux fur
  • Black tape
  • Ribbon or string
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors

Directions to make your Santa binoculars


STEP 1: Gather your supplies


Before you get started, gather up all your supplies for your Santa binoculars. It's so much easier when you already have everything laid out.

STEP 2: Wrap the toilet paper tubes


To get started, cut 2 large rectangles out of the red felt paper that are the width of the toilet paper tubes. Make sure they are long enough to cover the tubes. Apply a line of hot glue lengthwise along the tube and then wrap the felt paper around it. Repeat for both tubes. Alternatively you could paint the tubes with red paint, but you would need to add in drying time.

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STEP 3: Tape toilet paper tubes together


Next, place both toilet paper tubes next to each other and wrap the ends in black tape, as shown below.

how to make santa binoculars


STEP 4: Decorate Santa binoculars


Once you've done that, cut a small square out of the gold paper and glue to the middle of the black tape as you see below.

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Wrap the faux fur around the end of the binoculars and cut to size. Once you're happy with it, glue them on with the hot glue.

santa crafts for preschoolers and toddlers - santa binoculars

STEP 5: Finalize the Santa binoculars


Next, add ribbon so the santa binoculars can be hung around you neck. Cut the ribbon or string to the desired length and then glue each end to the insides of the toilet paper tubes. Alternatively, you can glue the ribbon between the felt and toilet paper tubes, but this is a little more fiddly.

Now it's time to go have fun looking for Santa!!

santa Binoculars - Christmas crafts for kids. A fun christmas eve activity for toddlers and preschoolers.


We hope you enjoy making these Santa binoculars with your toddler or preschooler! It's such a fun Santa craft to make with the kids as their excitement rises and it makes such a fun Christmas Eve activity. It is one of our favourite santa crafts and it is perfect to go with other games and activities as the kids wait for Santa to come. Have fun using your Santa binoculars to search for Santa!

Santa Binoculars - Christmas crafts for kids. A fun christmas eve activity for toddlers and preschoolers.


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