What You’ll Need
- Cardboard tube
- Rubber bands
1. Roll a piece of cardstock over a cardboard tube. Add some rubber bands.
2. Decorate your telescope with stickers and markers.
3. Pull the tube to make your telescope longer.
Younger children: Telescopes are great for watching birds. Go outside or look out a big window. Then ask your child where he thinks he’ll see birds. In a tree? In the sky? On the sidewalk? On the grass? Encourage him to find birds with his telescope and describe them to you.
Older children: Have your child to go outside with the telescope around dusk. She can look across the sky to find stars, airplanes, satellites—maybe even a shooting star. Use an app or a book to look up constellations together, and see if she can find some of them.