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Make Glasses Case

How to Make Foam Sheet Eye Glasses Case

Are you looking for interesting craft ideas? If you are a recreation director at a senior centre or nursing home, you could always use a new craft project. Perhaps you could be a camp director or a teacher looking for new craft ideas. Or even a homeschool mum wanting a craft project for your kids. Whatever the case might be, you might find making eye glasses case an interesting crafting project.

Just about every family will have one or more members who wear eye glasses, most often reading eye glasses. This could be an interesting and fun project for all. The eye glasses case you make can be used for reading eye glasses, given as a gift, or converted into a necklace case or purse.

What you need for eye glasses case

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Making eye glasses case will protect your eye glasses from incidental damage

To make the glasses case, you will need the following simple materials:

  • a square of craft foam
  • plastic or large blunt needles
  • lanyard lace or thick yarn

Cut two 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 1/2 inch apart and allow at least 1/4 inch between the hole and the edge of the craft foam. The holes need to line up so that the two pieces can be laced together.

If you are preparing the craft for small children, you should make the holes yourself. Otherwise, the crafters can do this step if you have enough pairs of hole punches.

How to make glasses case

At this point the crafters can cut decorative shapes from other colours of craft foam, or you can buy sets of ready-cut foam shapes. If you are doing the craft at a special event, like vacation Bible school, choose shapes that echo the theme of the event. For instance, if the Bible school or camp has a cowboy theme, find shapes that fit well, such as boots, cowboy hats, and stars. Let the kids choose the shapes they like 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 little older.

Woman with glasses
Making glasses case for your eye glasses can be an interesting craft project, no matter what is your age.  (Image by Pixabay.com)

The next step in making the glasses case is to thread the plastic needle with the yarn or lanyard lace. Yarn might be a little easier to handle, but lanyard lace is shiny and attractive. In a pinch, some teachers of small children 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 back of the eye glasses case together.

To turn this crafted eye glasses case into a necklace purse, simply attach a piece of lanyard lace to each corner making a long handle. Kids will enjoy using this case as a place to store secret notes and small objects. If they'd rather, they can give the eye glasses case to a parent, grandparent, or friend who wears eye glasses. Either way, this crafts idea will be interesting for all.

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