Activity:

Glasses Case

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What You Need:

  • Foam rectangle size 8 ½ x 5 ½ inches, any color
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Plastic lace
  • Acrylic paints and paint brushes or sharpie permanent markers
  • Velcro sticky back squares
  • [Optional: hot glue gun and sparkles]

What You Do:

  1. Tell your child that he will get to make his own glasses case, which can be used to hold glasses or sunglasses!
  2. Help him fold the foam rectangle vertically so that the smaller side is now 2 ¾ inches long.
  3. Fold down the top 2 inches of the length over the front of the foam. This will eventually be the top part of the glasses case.
  4. Help your child use the hole punch to put holes about 3/4 inches apart in both sides of the folded foam, starting near the lower left corner and going across the bottom of the foam, then up the side until reaching where the fold is (2 inches from the top of foam).
  5. Help him tie a knot in plastic lacing, then use this lacing to weave in and out of the foam holes (through both sides of folded foam) to “sew” up the glasses case. Stop sewing and tie another end knot after the last punched hole.
  6. Help your child use scissors to cut down the middle fold and then across to the right side of the foam (from the top to 2 inches down). This leaves behind just one “fold over” foam piece for the top of the glasses case.
  7. Help your child attach two Velcro stickers (to the bottom of the folded over piece and to the top of the double-folded foam); this helps secure closed the top of the glasses case when needed.

To decorate his finished glasses case, your child can use acrylic paints and brushes or sharpie pens. If he wants, he can add glitter sparkles using hot glue.

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