Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sunglasses Art Project

I was asked by the teachers at school to come up with an art project to correspond with the CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) "Shades of Fun" campagin.

On Thursday all the kids at school will be wearing sunglasses during classes to participate

I made a pattern for a pair of sunglasses.  You can use mine, (Sunglasses Pattern), if you want. I can only fit 1/2 on the page so either cut it on the fold for a full pattern or cut out one side, flip, and then trace the other side.  I then traced this pattern onto posterboard.
Cut out the sunglasses.
I then traced around each lens to make a pattern. 

I cut the lens out slightly smaller than I traced so it would fit on the frame.

They fit in like this.

You then pencil in a drawing showing activities where you would wear your sunglasses.

Add some color with pencil crayons, markers, paint.......

Taking some cellophane wrap...... cut out 2 lens pieces silimar in size to the white ones you cut.

Turn glasses over to the back side and glue the cellophane into place.  UPDATE:  While doing 44 pairs of these I found that tape was more effective...the glue does not stick so well to the cellophane.

Glue the pictures on top of the cellophane.

and that's all there is to it.  Give it a try and be sure to wear your sunglasses on Thursday!
On Saturday I was honored to be featured on "Today's Creative Blog" if you get a chance check it out.


  1. I am leading a pro-d day workshop on "end of the year Art ideas" this is a good one, because it can work with ALL age levels! Merci beaucoup! And I never realised you were in Calgary AB, do you work in the PUBLIC schools? Lucky them!... I'm an island girl myself.

  2. I love this art idea - I will definitely use it with my Grade 3s. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I posted about your great batik pillowcase today on my blog


    I think your stuff is just AWESOME! I love it!

  4. I bet the kids loved this idea! Anothe of your brilliant summer projects! Looking forward to more.

  5. Thanks for the adorable idea. I'm doing this with my third graders for their first project and they are having so much fun. They love the sunglasses!


  6. Thank you for the idea. And thank you for the instructions. You always have such wonderful creative and usable art. I use them a lot.