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More Pirate Stuff! A telescope

Apparently all Pirates need a telescope and I have been reminded everyday for weeks now. I have been trying to locate a cheap telescope but have not had any luck so when the last bit of kitchen roll got used up this week I had a lightbulb moment and thought I could help BBto make one.

We had to wait for a toilet roll tube to come free and then we could get going. The toilet roll tube is thinner than the kitchen roll one so it fits inside.

We painted both tubes black.

More Pirate Stuff, Making a Telescope, Multiple Mummy

The concentration!

We then edged the toilet roll ends with silver foil. It was easier to just wrap a strip round rather than cut and stick a thin strip.

I then found a pirate picture off the internet to print off, cut it out and stuck it to the side.

More Pirate Stuff! Making a Telescope, Multiple Mummy

Just search Pirate skull and crossbones!

The final step was to cover both tubes in sticky back plastic and cover both ends with it. We then fastened the smaller tube into the larger tube with sticky tape.

More Pirate Stuff! Making a Telescope, Multiple Mummy

All put together

I am sure there is some really clever mechanism we could have used to make the inner tube move in and out but I was not creative enough to think of that.

It did make my day that when finished BBkept saying ‘look at my new toy!’ Just goes to show they are not that bothered by fancy, it just has to be the part.

More Pirate Stuff! Making a Telescope, Multiple Mummy

Aye Aye!

More Pirate Stuff! Making a Telescope, Multiple Mummy

...and a pirate needs a telescope to find his treasure!

Anyway another bit to add to our pirate dressing up box to go along with the treasure map we made a few weeks ago!

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