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How to Make Your Own Hello Kitty Sunglasses
How to Make Your Own Hello Kitty Sunglasses with Bows and Whiskers
Hello Kitty sunglasses with bows and whiskers are a popular trend. These fun sunglasses are sold at HotTopic, fairs, general stores and online. But did you know you can make your own for just a fraction of the price? Even better, if you learn how to make your own Hello Kitty sunglasses with bows and whiskers, you can design funky and wild styles that aren't sold in stores! You may have some of the necessary supplies at home already, if not, whatever else you need is pretty cheap and available online. If you make a pair of Hello Kitty sunglasses yourself, leave a comment below and I'll feature your style on this page!
What you'll need to make your own Hello Kitty sunglasses - Basic supplies
Don't freak out if you don't have everything on this list. This DIY Hello Kitty glasses project is really versatile, meaning you change it up, use different materials, etc...to create a one-of-a-kind design! As I list the supplies, I'll give you optional ideas as well. Have Fun!
*Cheap sunglasses, any color or pattern you want.
*A plastic bow. If you don't have a plastic bow, make one out of fabric (could even be a cute polka-dot pattern or animal print!), or make one out of polymer clay.
*Clay. Besides making your own bow (if you choose to do that) you'll need clay to make the whiskers.
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This make your own Hello Kitty sunglasses project would be a great activity for a Hello Kitty Themed Party!
Basic Plastic Sunglass Frames
If you have a pair of plain sunglasses to use for this make your own Hello Kitty sunglasses project, then use those! If not, there's no need to spend a lot of money, get a cheap pair of retro or "nerd" sunglasses from your local dollar store. You can even check out these super cheap, plain plastic sunglasses on eBay. If you're planning to make the sunglasses as a party activity, buy these wholesale priced Wayfarer style sunglasses in bulk.
Hello Kitty Plastic Bow
You'll need to fasten a bow to the corner of your sunglasses' frame. Attach the bow with glue. You can find all sorts of plastic bows in the jewelry section of your local craft store.
Make Hello Kitty whiskers for sunglasses
To make the whiskers for your Hello Kitty sunglasses you'll need polymer clay or mold-able plastic. If you use polymer, like Sculpy, choose a color that coordinates with your frames. You'll need to cut and mold each individual whisker. (Three for each side.) The "whiskers" then need to be fastened to the frames. Check the package of the product you are using for instructions on how to attach the polymer to plastic (some kind of glue usually).
Shaping the Hello Kitty Sunglasses Whiskers
The Hello Kitty sunglasses whiskers are shaped similar to sunflower seeds. Don't make them too pointy and avoid making them too thin. Take a look at the closeup picture below to use as a guide.