Scissors or craft knife
Colored or clear cellophane
Tape and/or glue
Sometimes, a person expects a nice gift, such as when he or she gets married, or at Christmas time. But when a person has young kids, and Mother’s Day or Father’s Day arrives, an expensive gift isn’t expected. Instead, a parent absolutely adores gifts made by the kids. This year, instead of letting a child save up his allowance to buy yet another tie, help him or her to make sunglasses for Dad. When you spell out the word “Dad”, and turn that into glasses, you’ll make your dad as happy as he can be on Father’s Day. He’ll smile, he’ll put them on, and he’ll look so cool. Let me tell you how easy it is to craft them!
Dad will go along with the Father’s Day silliness when you make him a pair of glasses that spells out “Dad” across his eyes. What you’ll need is a stencil so that you can draw the lettering. A good size for each letter is 3 to 3-1/2″ tall. Cardstock letters will also work; they’re available in various colors, such as black, white, and blue, and are not expensive. When you use them, you don’t need stencils; the letters are ready to go. However, you can also draw the word by cutting large letters from a magazine or newspaper, and using them as stencils.
The letters in the word “DAD” should be conjoined. If you cut the letters yourself, make the letters touch each other as you draw them. If you’re using cardstock letters, simply glue or tape them together. You’ll need one “DAD”, as well as a mirror image of the word. You’ll also need to cut two cardstock earpieces. Use a stencil, trace around a pair of old sunglasses, or draw the earpieces with a freehand style. Tape them to the edges of the lenses, or “D’s”.
An easy way to create the perfect glasses is to use paper lettering and earpieces, lay it all out on cardstock, and cut it out as one piece. Cut a mirror image “DAD” and glue it to the opposite side of the first “DAD”, on the one-piece glasses.
Before gluing the inside “DAD” to the glasses, cut colored cellophane, and tape it to the backside of each “D”. Glue the inside “DAD” piece on and fold the earpieces in to crease them. Give the Father’s Day gift to Dad in an envelope; the sunglasses will be one of his favorite gifts ever!