Are you a camp leader, professor, or homeschool mom looking for a fancy arts and crafts idea for your kids? Or maybe you are a recreation leader at a senior centre or day care and could use a new project. Anyway, this arts and crafts idea will be interesting and fun for all. This glass case can be used, given as a present, or converted into a necklace purse. |
To make the glasses case, you will need the following simple components: a square of craft foam, plastic or large blunt needles, lanyard lace or thick yarn. Cut 2 rectangles from the foam, each 3-1/2 inches (9 cm.) by 6 inches (15 cm.). With a hole punch, make holes on three sides of each rectangle, leaving one short side unpunched. Make the holes 0.5 inch apart and permit at least 1/4 inch between the hole and the edge of the craft foam. The holes need to be in line so that the 2 pieces can be tangled together. If you are preparing the craft for little kids, you ought to make the holes yourself. Otherwise, the crafters can do this step if you have sufficient pairs of hole punches.
At this level the crafters can cut decorative forms from different colors of craft foam, or you can buy sets of ready-cut foam forms. If you are doing the craft at a special event, like summer Bible school, choose shapes that echo the theme of the event. For example, if the Bible school or camp has a cowboy theme, find shapes that fit well, for example boots, cowboy hats, and stars. Let the kids choose the shapes they prefer and glue on as desired. You might also like to provide beads or sequins to glue on as well, especially if the crafters are a bit older.
The next level in this arts and crafts idea is to thread the plastic needle with the yarn or lanyard lace. Yarn might be a bit easier to handle, but lanyard lace is shiny and fancy. In a pinch, some teachers of small kids use a bobby pin as a needle. It is certainly a safe alternative. Simply loop the yarn through the opening and use the open end of the bobby pin as if it were the point of the needle. The children can now begin to lace the front and rear of the glasses case jointly.
To transform this arts and crafts idea into a necklace purse, simply attach a piece of lanyard lace to each corner making a long handle. Kids will have fun using this case as a place to store secret notes and small objects. If they'd prefer, they can give the glasses case to a parent, grandparent, or friend who wears glasses. Either way, this arts and crafts idea will be interesting for all. Victor Torrealba is the developer of origami-kids.com, a great place for learn how to make Avions en Papier, Victor also has a funny Free Games web site : zonaminada.net
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