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I talked the other day about how much I enjoy volunteering in Brady's classroom to lead a craft. The first one I did was in the first grade classroom last year and it was these super simple heart-shaped glasses for Valentine's Day.
I found this craft at the website Make and Takes. There are several other wonderful pipe cleaner or Valentine's crafts there. She has lots of detailed photos of each craft. Here's a list:
- Heart-shaped *love* goggles.
- Heart-shaped rings.
- Heart-shaped paper clips.
- Pipe cleaner pencil toppers.
- Cupid's bow and arrow.
All you need are 3 pipe cleaners per set of glasses and a pair of scissors. You can mix and match pipe cleaner colors, use all one color or get metallic like we did!
Take the first pipe cleaner and bend it in half to make a V, then twist around to form the top of the heart. Repeat for the 2nd heart.
Cut a small piece of another pipe cleaner to attach the two hearts together where the glasses will sit on the bridge of the nose. Cut 1 more pipe cleaner in half and attach those two halves to the hearts for the ear pieces. Bend the back end down to wrap around the ear.
At Make and Takes, she has a mini version of the glasses too.
|Brady displaying the pair he made. The kids loved seeing each other in their glasses.
|This pair I whipped up this week in a very short time.
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