I often take for granted the many fun activities there are to do here in sunny California. I am always reminded when I have friends from my hometown come to visit. Last week, my friends and I attended a taping of Conan O’Brien (it was the one with Snooki and Jwoww). Of course, we HAD to set ourselves apart from the rest of the audience. So we decided to make Conan O’Brien Glasses.
My friend purchased orange sunglasses (Conan’s signature color) from a discount department store for $2.00 apiece. What a steal!
Her husband and my long-time friend is the owner of Custom Concepts, a signage and graphics business. He designed and printed Conan’s hair, eyes, and nickname, Coco onto an adhesive vinyl. The eyes and nickname had tiny holes in it so that you could cover the lenses and still see through them.
Each of us attending the taping had a craft day and made our own glasses. We even made a “blinged” out rhinestone pair for Conan himself. For the hair, we stuck the sticker onto cardboard and cut them out.
The material made it easy to smooth out.
For the eyes and the nickname, we stuck them directly on the lenses and used a craft knife to trim the edges.
Here are all five pairs of glasses we made.
These are us being complete dorks and messing around and “modeling” in them!
We had a fantastic time making them and attending the taping. We had an audience page give the rhinestone pair to Conan. They were a hit with the staff and fellow audience members. A few couldn’t believe that we made them!
This is a great activity to do with kids (or adults!). Consider making fun glasses like these for a birthday party activity or kid’s craft!