Styles go in and out of fashion. Take a closer look at another time period and recreate a once-fashionable look in eyewear. History has never been so much fun!
Calling something RETRO merely means returning to a style, a look from before. What is your favorite time period, style wise? Would you want to wear pointy, cat’s eyes glasses from the Fifties or the big, geometric shapes lens of the Seventies? Review magazines, movies, family pictures, or other images from the era to become familiar with its style. Can you find styles that have returned in your parents’ or grandparents’ lifetimes?
Sketch a pair of life-size or larger glasses—regular glasses or sunglasses—with Crayola Erasable Colored Pencils. Remember to draw a bridge for your nose as well as the temples to hook around your ears. Create separate pieces or make the glasses all in one. When you are satisfied with the historic look, draw the glasses on white Crayola Color Explosion™ Paper. Cut out the glasses with Crayola Scissors.
Use the white Color Explosion™ Marker to decorate the frames with surprising colors. Add details such as rims and trim with the black marker. For some eras, you’ll want to add Glitter Glue for sparkle. Air-dry the glitter glue.
Glue any separate pieces together. Air-dry the glue.
Remember, someday what you wear today will be considered RETRO to people tomorrow.
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