May 21, 2019

Hamantashen Sunglasses for Purim

We’re a week from Purim. So what’s the best way to throw some shade at that evil Haman? These hamantashen sunglasses, of course. Wearing them will make you feel like a superhero — like Captain Hamantashen. And I find it’s also helpful to have some actual hamantashen cookies to snack on while making them. You know, for inspiration.

What you’ll need:
Card stock
Tan felt
Transparent report dividers


1. Cut two strips of card stock to 8 inches by 1/4 inch.


2. Fold the strips to make a triangle. Glue the ends to secure them.


3. Cut two pieces of card stock that are 5 inches by 2 inches, and one piece that is 1/2 inch by 1 inch.


4. On the 5-by-2-inch pieces, cut out a long triangle to create the temple for the sunglasses. Cut this piece to fit your own ears.


5. Glue the temple pieces to the triangles as shown. Then glue the small 1/2-by-1-inch piece between the two triangles to make the bridge for your nose.


6. Cut wedge shapes out of tan-colored felt that will cover the sides of the triangle. Glue them in place with the curved part on the inside.


7. Cut triangles out of colored plastic sheets. Make them just larger than the triangular openings in the glasses. I used transparent report dividers I bought at Staples.


8. Glue the plastic triangles to the back of the sunglasses. Double-sided tape will also work. Finally, fold the temple pieces so they are perpendicular to the glasses.

Jonathan Fong is the author of “Flowers That Wow” and “Parties That Wow,” and host of “Style With a Smile” on YouTube. You can see more of his do-it-yourself projects at