Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Sweetie Sunglasses

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Okay, these are not really sunglasses.  These are what we are going to give my son’s classmates as Valentine’s Day cards.  You know me, I am all for putting a creative twist on the same old thing.

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What you will need is craft foam (in any color, but Valentine’s Day colors is what I am doing), scissors, pipe cleaners, hole punch (not required, but helpful), and maybe a heart shaped cookie cutter.  If you do not have a cookie cutter that is heart shaped, you can draw a heart, or print one up off of the internet.  Just make sure you put it up against your face and it is big enough to be used as glasses.  To save some sanity, make a stencil with regular paper before drawing and cutting your craft foam.

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After you have traced and cut out the design on your craft foam, punch holes on each side of the heart.  Now take 2 different colored pipe cleaners and twist them together.

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Bend the very tips back onto itself to remove the sharp point of the wire.  Now cut the pipe cleaner twist in half.  Curve the blunt tipped ends to look like glasses.  Now attach the pipe cleaner twist to the heart by going through the hole, bending back and twisting together.  Take a separate pipe cleaner and cut off a small piece to make the bridge and connect the hearts together.  Since we are making quite a few of these, the leftover will not go to waste.  :-)  Now you are done.

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Take a business size envelope (size #10) and decorate it, maybe with yesterday’s craft project.  That is what the little man was doing while I was making this.  Seal the empty envelope and cut one end open.  Now slide your glasses in their case and give to your special Valentine.

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These look cute and are fun for all ages!!  School aged children will be able to do this project.  Younger ones like my son will have to be occupied with decorating the cases while the glasses are being made.

This post is linked up at 4tunate for Easy Valentine's Day Crafts Link Up.  Head over there and see other easy ideas to do with your kids.

24 comments:

  1. I got a GIANT box of chocolates. To this day I still have no idea who sent them.

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  2. These are so cute! I love to celebrate Valentine's Day with creative crafts and activities. We try to fill the whole day. I'd have to think about what my favorite is though. I can't wait to make these for my daughter's classmates. Thanks!

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  3. Oh these are so stinkin' cute! You know the kids are going to love 'em.
    Thanks for linking! You're a dear!

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  4. Kids just love things like this, should be a hit!

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  5. Those are too cute. What a clever idea!

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  6. your sons classmates will be very pleased. I love that the supplies they take are ver inexpensive making it a frugal craft as well.

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  7. This is the cutest. My daughter would love these. I will have to give them a try with her. Thanks!

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  8. Those are the cutest ever! I bet your sons friends will love them.
    I hope you will link these up to my Valentine Party on Feb. 1st.
    Thanks for sharing!
    ~Liz

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  9. Very cute! We have a snow day today from school, maybe we'll try this!

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  10. This is a great craft idea! My two girls will absolutely love it!!

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  11. They are adorable! What a fun valentines day card! So original.

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  12. That is too cute. Seriously- if I can get my act together- we will be doing that one for play group!

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  13. What a cute idea!! So very cute...I expect nothing less from you ;P

    Your pic is just too cute...you goofball!!!

    My fave V-day gift...hhhmmmm...I can't even remember the last time I recv'd one...I know..pretty sad :(
    Me and the hubby just exchange cards...'cause we are broke after Christmas and all the January birthdays!! LOL!

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  14. I love how crafty you are! Very cute idea!

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  15. These are so cute!! My kids would LOVE them!

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  16. Well aren't those cute and I love that you even got into the mix! How sweet is that!

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