There are SO not enough Olympic themed crafts for adults floating around the DIY blogosphere. Today, I continue my crusade to change that with some medal-worthy sunglasses for cheering on your favorite team. Made with oven bake clay and some strong glue, these sunglasses are totally going to be something I whip out for every Olympic opening ceremony party, viewing party, closing ceremony party, watch party and Olympic bar crawl for the rest of my life. I’m so pumped about them!
Cut a chunk of clay from its block using a plastic knife. Each chunk of clay I used was about 7 grams (I used my kitchen scale to get that number).
With a clean and dry work area and clean and dry hands, roll out your clay into a snake.
When molded into a circle, your clay should be as big as one lens of your sunglasses.
In the other Olympic colors, form four more rings using the same method. I referred to a picture of the Olympic rings to arrange them in the right color order, and since the rings interlocked, I double checked the angles at which they interlocked too.
Preheat your oven to the temperature recommended on your clay’s packaging (mine was 275 F). While you wait for that, double check your rings to make sure they’re arranged so they’ll fit lined on top of your sunglasses. Once you bake the clay, it’s set for good.
When your oven is ready, bake your rings on an oven safe sheet for the packaging’s recommended time. After your rings are baked and cooled, you can glue them to the front of your sunglasses using a strong adhesive. I like E6000 and have had great luck with it. Just follow the package’s directions and you’ll be golden!
Really, all that’s left to do is pop these on for cheering your country or for getting in the spirit for a Closing Ceremony party on the 23rd. How awesome are these sunglasses? I had so much fun fist pumping in my back yard for this shoot. Go Team USA!
The clay I used was Premo! Sculpey clay – their 6 color “classics” sampler pack happens to come precisely in Olympic colors, plus white. Polyform provided the clay and clay tools used in this project.