Pirate Telescope


Ahoy, me Hearties! Let your child’s imagination run wild with the fun preschooler craft! Did you see that in the distance? Thar she blows!


  • Newspaper
  • Paper towel roll
  • Plastic wrap
  • Rubber band
  • Markers or paint
  • Glue
  • Plastic jewels or sequins

What’s Next:

  1. Cover your work surface with newspaper.
  2. Next, its coloring time! Invite your child to color with markers, paint, glitter pens — its endless! C loved the sequins, so we skipped the markers and went straight to “glue and stick,” as he says.
  3. As your child is coloring, cut a square of plastic wrap just big enough to fit over one end of the cardboard tube. Next, place the plastic wrap over one hole of the tube and secure it by looping a rubber band around it.
  4. Then let your child glue on the gems or sequins. (Tip) We used flat sequins, Michaels, 1.99, they stick better than the plastic jewels and they are cheap! Wow, those bigger jewels are pricy!
  5. Once the glue is dry, hand it to your little pirate and watch their imagination grow!

NoteAfter we finished my friend had a great idea to actually “see” shimmering stars through the telescope instead of just pretending. Add some shiny sequins inside the telescope and seal both ends with the plastic wrap and elastic bands so when they look through the telescope, they will “see” shiny stars! Thanks Sarah!

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