If you are looking for a new craft project for your daycare, school,summer camp, senior center or just to keep your kids busy today, this project just might just be the ticket. This craft project is sure to be an outlet for creativity and fun. When your finished you’ll have a cute glass case can be given as a gift and can be useful. It can even converted into a necklace purse if you so desire.
Here is a list of simple materials needed make the glasses case:
- a square of craft foam sheet
- plastic or large blunt needles
- lanyard lace or thick yarn
Start by cutting two rectangles from the foam sheet, each rectangle should be 3-1/2 inches (9 cm.) by 6 inches (15 cm.). Take a hole punch, make holes on three sides of each rectangle, but leave one short side un-punched. Make the holes 1/2 inch apart and allow at least 1/4 inch between the hole and the edge of the craft foam,try to make it evenly spaced. The punch holes should line up so that the two pieces can be stitched together. If the craft project is for small children, an adult should make the holes. Otherwise, older children and adult crafters can do this step themselves if you have enough pairs of hole punches for everyone to use.
To spruce up the glass case cut out decorative shapes from different colors of crafting foam, or purchase pre-cut foam shapes. If you are doing this craft project for an event or class you can choose shapes with a theme to decorate with. For instance, if this close to a holiday you could choose to decorate with the holiday theme such as Easter Eggs/ Bunny for Easter, Christmas tree for Christmas, hearts for Valentine’s Day and so on. Let the creativity flow and see what happens when you let kids choose the shapes they like and glue on as desired, they’ll love it. You can add beads or sequins to add some sparkle as well. The older the crafter the more materials available will make it more fun for the crafter.
The next craft step is to thread yarn or lanyard lace through holes with the plastic needle. Lanyard lace is shiny but yarn is cheaper and a bit easier to handle. For small children a bobby pin can be used as a needle and is safer alternative for kids. Loop the yarn through the opening and using the open end of the bobby pin as the point of the needle. The crafter can now begin to lace the front and back of the glasses case together.
To turn this craft project into a necklace purse, attach a piece of lanyard lace to each corner making a long handle. It can also be used as a place to store secret notes and small objects, kids will love it. Or you can give the glasses case to a parent, grandparent, or friend who wears glasses as a gift. Either way, this craft project will be a smash for all ages.