Thursday, January 17, 2019

Valentines Sunglasses

We created these fun shades for last years Red Ted Art Valentines extravaganza and they are too cute not to share again here this year. Plus I love looking back at my kiddos silly faces so here goes...

When it comes to my kids and Valentines I like easy, fun and not too expensive to replicate for their 20 classmates, this project checked all the boxes, and seriously who wouldn't look super cool in these fab Valentines shades?  Ok so on with the making.

To make these glasses you will need:

Thin cardboard - a cereal box works great
Print our Sunglasses PDF here
Pipe cleaners
Anything you have to decorate with, stickers, pens, wash tape, gems, buttons, pom poms or glitter to give you a few examples.

Step 1

Cut up the side of a cereal packet. Print out the PDF printable and glue to the inside of the cereal box. Set aside to dry (Its much easier to cut out once the glue is dry).

Step 2

Taking scissors or an exacto knife cut around the edge of the pink glasses, cut the white centers out too - kids will probably need a grown up to do this step.

At this point its a good idea to also make a hole at the edge of each eye this will be used to thread the pipe cleaners through at the end.

Step 3

Once your glasses are cut out you can leave your kiddos a selection of Valentine colored decorations to decorate with. Depending on how much mess you want to clean up you can leave out anything from stickers to paint and glitter. We like the Kwik Stix for their creamy pain texture without having to wait for them to dry and they are super easy even for little hands to use.

If you use pom poms you will have to leave the glasses flat to dry before you pick them up to add the arms.

Step 4

To add the arms we used two pipe cleaners. Take two (different colors is fun) and twist them together as shown in the picture below. Then once your done twisting take some scissors and cut the length of the twisted pipe cleaners in half. Curl one end in a large loop and the other in a small loop - you are going to hook the small loop through the hole in glasses frame and the larger loop will hook over your child's ears.

And thats it, your Valentine is ready just pop them on and give them a kiss!

Happy Valentines