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Shipping Tube Pirate Telescope: Craft
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Shipping Tube Pirate Telescope: Craft

Shipping Tube Pirate Telescope: Craft

Land Ho! What will your little buccaneer spot?

Level Of Difficulty: EasyMediumDifficult

Time To Prepare: Under 1 Hour

Time Until Ready: Under 1 Hour

Recommended Age: 3 to 8 years

What you need:

  • Shipping Tube
  • Construction paper or paint (if you’re a traditional pirate, black, or simply use your favorite color!)
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Paper cup (we had a black cup)
  • Pen or Pencil
  • Embellishments (Stickers, fancy tape, etc...)
Shipping Tube Pirate Telescope: Craft

Step 1

Cover the tube in construction paper (or, for an alternative solution, use paint versus paper). Tape the construction paper in place. (We used black tape to match our construction paper).

Shipping Tube Pirate Telescope: Craft

Step 2

Cut a “X” into the bottom of the paper cup.

Shipping Tube Pirate Telescope: Craft

Step 3

Push each of the 4 cup bottom flaps out of the cup.

Shipping Tube Pirate Telescope: Craft

Slide the tube into the cup from the mouth of the cup. Tape the pieces of the bottom of the cup to the tube. We used the black tape and then covered it with a patterned duct tape.

Shipping Tube Pirate Telescope: Craft

Step 4

Add embellishments to give your spotting scope a bit of unique flair. Land Ho! What will your little buccaneer spot?

Shipping Tube Pirate Telescope: Craft Shipping Tube Pirate Telescope: Craft
Michelle McCafferty

Author: Michelle McCafferty

Hi, I’m Michelle. I am the proud mommy of two smart, playful, imaginative little girls. I am a Registered Nurse and understand the importance of play in a child’s life. Pretend play is the number one activity in our house.

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