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Posted by on May 12, 2012 in Play | 3 comments

Quick Craft: Spyglass

Quick Craft: Spyglass

Not all fun crafts have to take hours. We had great fun this afternoon making a spyglass for some pirate-y play later on.


You need:

  • One empty kitchen roll tube
  • Two sheets of coloured felt
  • Fabric glue

To make the spyglass, decide which colour felt sheet will form the main colour of the spyglass, and simply apply some fabric glue to that sheet and wrap it around the tube. I trimmed off the excess, but if you wanted to allow it to overlap, I’m sure that would work just fine too!

Then cut two strips of your second colour felt – one thick and one thin. Apply fabric glue to both of them and wrap the thick strip around the very end of the tube, forming the end of the spyglass. Wrap the thin strip about an inch in from the opposite end of the spyglass. And that’s it! Wait for it to dry, and you’re ready to play!


  1. Easy peasy (for a welcome change!), will make a couple of these tomorrow.

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