Tuesday, January 26, 2010
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Labels: Crafts and Activities