This guest post was written by Sara Roberts.
It can be difficult for kids to be careful with fragile personal items like eyeglasses, and hunting down items after your child puts them somewhere can be a time-consuming task! One way for you and your child to keep track of eyeglasses is to create a fun eyeglass case for glasses to be kept safe and somewhere they can be easily found.
This eyeglass case craft lets you make the pouch for the glasses, then decorate it with your child! Have fun with the design – the ideas below are a guide, but the sky really is the limit when deciding how to decorate your child’s eyeglass case.
Items You Will Need:
- Brightly Colored Fleece Fabric
- Hot Glue Gun, Needle and Thread, or Sewing Machine
- Iron-on Fabric Sheets and Printer, or Foam Stickers and Fabric Paints
To Make the Case:
- Cut a 8” x 8” piece of fleece fabric; fold the fabric in half with the wrong side of the fabric facing out.
- Using a hot glue gun or needle and thread, secure the fabric together along one short side and the long side opposite the fold. Leave one short side open to slide glasses into the case.
- After glue has dried or you have finished sewing, turn the pouch inside out, so the right side of the fabric will now be on the outside of the glasses case.
To Decorate Using Fabric Iron-on Sheets:
- With your child, use a program like Microsoft Word or PowerPoint and download clip art or other pictures to use for decorating your child’s eyeglass case.
- Once you have the pictures you want to use, print off on plain paper to cut out and arrange the pictures on the glasses case. This will help you be sure they are the correct size and give you the final idea on how you want to decorate the case. If your child can’t decide between two different themes, print them both off and this will help them decide which one they like more!
- Once you have determined the final layout, follow directions for the fabric iron-on sheets to print your pictures.
- Cut pictures out and iron onto your child’s new glass case – make sure to use a low heat setting to avoid scorching the fleece fabric.
Other Decorating Ideas:
You can also use foam stickers, fabric paints, or any other materials you have around the house to decorate the case – your child’s glasses will be protected inside the fleece case and will not be scratched by most outside materials.
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