Moon Sighting Binoculars
Involve your little ones in the age old tradition of moon sighting with binoculars that they can help make. It's perfect for pretend play and older kids will love helping make it and look through it of course. You can use these binoculars twice – once to spot the crescent moon for Ramadan and then again at the end of Ramadan to spot the crescent moon of Eid Al-Fitr. --WHAT YOU'LL NEED-- Two cardboard tubes Blue cellophane wrap Two small elastic bands 8.5 x 11″ sheet of purple felt Small scrap of white paper Golden star stickers Purple yarn Tape White glue Glue gun Pencil Scissors --STEP 1-- Use anything circular (like a small bottle cap) to trace a small crescent shape on the piece of white paper with a pencil. Cut out. --STEP 2-- Cut out two square pieces of cellophane and glue paper crescent to one of the cellophane pieces. --STEP 3-- Secure both cellophane pieces to cardboard tubes with elastic bands --STEP 4-- Cut out two rectangles of felt to fit around each tube. Glue felt to tube with glue gun. --STEP 5-- Cut out a piece of yarn and secure each end to the inside of the cardboard tubes with tape. Be sure to cut yarn long enough so that binoculars sit at child’s chest or tummy when worn around the neck. --STEP 6-- Have child decorate binoculars with golden star stickers and let the play begin! -------- Image/activity credit:
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