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To Make the Toilet Roll Safari Binoculars you will need the following items:
  • 2 Toilet Rolls
  • Paint or markers
  • Coloured paper
  • Ruler
  • Pen or pencil
  • Scissors
  • Tape or Glue
  • String


  1. Paint or colour your toilet rolls.  We decided to go for a giraffe pattern!
  2. Measure and cut two strips of paper, one should be 1.5 cm wide and the other should be 2.5 cm wide
  3. Tape or glue the two rolls to each other
  4. Wrap the 1.5cm wide strip of paper around one end of the two toilet rolls and tape or glue down.  You may need to trim off excess paper
  5. Wrap the 2.5cm wide strip half way up the two toilet rolls and tape or glue down.
  6. Add your string.  You can either tape or glue your string to the 2.5 cm wide strip or you can punch a hole in each side of your binoculars to tie your string on
  7. Congratulations! You have completed your Safari Binoculars! Why not try using them to complete our Safari Saturday Scavenger Hunt?

*Don’t forget to share your completed project on Facebook or Instagram!
Tag @HomerWatsonHouse and #HomersStayAtHomeCamp.

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The Loch Doon area was memorialized in celebrated Scottish poet, Robert Burns piece “Ye banks and braes O’ bonnie Doon”

Ye banks and braes o’ bonny Doon,
How can ye bloom sae fresh and fair?
How can ye chant, ye little birds,
And I sae weary fu’ o’ care?
Thou’lt break my heart, thou warbling bird,
That wantons thro’ the flowering thorn:
Thou minds me o’ departed joys,
Departed, never to return.

Aft hae I rov’d by bonnie Doon,
To see the rose and woodbine twine;
And ilka bird sang o’ its love,
And fondly sae did I o’ mine.
Wi’ lightsome heart I pu’d a rose,
Fu’ sweet upon its thorny tree;
And my fause lover stole my rose,
But, ah! he left the thorn wi’ me.

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