Spring Holiday Crafts for Kids


Cozy Cases

The cozy cases craft uses old neckties for an easy-to-make and fun craft. Your family (and you too) will love having a soft and colorful case for eyeglasses or change. All it takes is a few simple steps to make a one-of-a-kind case.

Younger kids may need a little help with the cutting, but kids of all ages will enjoy making cozy cases. They make great gifts -- but don't forget to make one for yourself too.

What You'll Need

  • Old necktie
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Manicure scissors
  • Sticky-backed Velcro dots
  • Clothespins
  • Blue glue gel

How to Make Cozy Cases

Step 1: For the glasses case, find a necktie wide enough to fit a pair of eyeglasses. Cut a 10-inch piece from the widest end (do not include the pointed part at the tie's bottom in your measurement). For the change purse, cut a 5-inch piece of necktie.

Step 2: If there is a tag inside the tie, carefully cut it out with manicure scissors.

Step 3: Fold the cut edges together, and glue them shut.

Step 4: When that glue is dry, fold the tie in half, bringing the end up to just before the tie starts to narrow. Glue the sides together to create an envelope. Use clothespins to hold the sides together until the glue dries.

Step 5: Make a fastener on the open end of the tie by pressing a sticky-backed Velcro dot on the inside of the pointed end of the tie, folding it over, and placing another Velcro dot on the tie to match up with the first Velcro dot.

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