Turning ideas into reality,  make your own Kermit the Frog glasses

Ever wonder what you can do with those 3D glasses after you go to see one of the latest 3D movies? Yes, you can recycle the glasses, but what if you wanted to do something creative with them? Well, here you go, make your own Kermit the Frog glasses!

I’ve had the idea to create froggy spectacles for a couple of years now. Whenever I have a creative idea, I try to capture it in my “Idea Book.” The idea behind an Idea Book is to try to jot down some unique idea, at least one a day, in your idea book. I’ve been keeping an idea book for a long time, and I encourage others, especially young children, to keep an idea book too. If a child can’t write yet, suggest that they draw out an idea, and then you as the parent/caregiver ask about their idea, then jot a few lines of text and a date underneath the sketched idea. Going on a long family trip? Bring along your idea book! Kids want to play another 15 minutes of video games? Okay, after you have come up with three new ideas to put in your idea book. It’s a lot of fun to look back on ideas you have sketched out. Sometime, long after you have captured your idea, you might realize you have the materials laying around to make your idea a reality!

Here's a look at the different 3D glasses template I've created in the PDF file you can download.  Included in the design is Kermit the Frog,  stars,  hearts,  and dollar signs.

To get started with your own glasses, click here to download a PDF template I made with a few different designs. I’ve added stars, hearts and dollar signs. After you print out the page, use a pair of scissors to cut carefully along the inside of the thick gray line. If you’re really good, you can also try cutting out the inside shape using a sharp X-Acto knife, which will allow you to see through your glasses after you have applied the paper cut outs on top of the frames. I’ve found you can just slip the paper cutouts under the plastic rim to hold them in place. If you want the paper to stay in place more permanently, use a glue stick or rubber cement.

Enjoy making your own glasses, and take lots of photos to remember the fun! You can even paste a photo of your completed creations into your very own idea book to show others you can made your ideas come true!

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  3. Al Says:

    Awesome and inspirational! Thank you.

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  6. Cindy deRosier Says:

    I’m the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your Kermit glasses! You can see them here:


    If you have other kid-friendly crafts, we’d love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for an awesome idea!

  7. Scott Says:

    Hi Cindy, thanks for the note about posting our Kermit glasses craft! We appreciate your sharing the post and hope your readers enjoy. There are other crafts we have documented, but don’t usually post to to our own blog. Here’s another one that was popular some time ago that we shared with our blogger friend Allison McDonald at No Time for Flashcards:

    Cooler than Tie Dye!

    Good luck!


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