Rose-Colored Masquerade Glasses

2014-09-17-FeatureImageSee the world through rose-colored glasses with R52023 Masquerade Glasses! 

Age: 4+

Duration: 15 minutes

Learning Objectives: Develop fine motor skills with tracing and cutting out mylar “lenses.” Use the Masquerade Glasses for dramatic play activities and for encouraging shy students to coax out their inner actor!

You’ll Need: 

R52023 Masquerade Glasses

• Pink markers

• Pink mylar sheets

• Glue

• Scissors


The Masquerade Glasses are perfect for encouraging students to participate in dramatic play.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPick a few coordinating marker colors. If students need to work out their design for their Masquerade Glasses, give them scrap paper to doodle on. You can find the plastic sheet “lenses” at your local office depot store as transparency sheets that you would use for light projectors.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Masquerade Glasses need to be popped out from the card backing.


You can use the insides of the eyes as embellishments for the Masquerade Glasses.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAColor in your Masquerade Glasses with the markers.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANext, you will need a transparency sheet. Test out several of your pink markers to see which will produce the best “pink lenses” effect. Simply rub the marker tip tightly across the transparency sheet. Lift the sheet up to your eyes and look through them to see if the lenses are clear enough to use. Use a lighter color if your chosen marker color blends too much and is too opaque.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACut out a strip of the colored transparency sheet. You can color in an entire sheet and cut out smaller strips for each of the students.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANow we can get ready to add the lenses to the glasses!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATo do this, first flip your Masquerade Glasses upside-down!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPlace the strip of pink-colored transparency sheet on top so that it covers both of the eye holes.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACut the transparency sheet down to two squares that fit directly over the eye holes.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASpread some glue around the edges of the eye holes. Press a square sheet on top of each eye hole.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFlip over, and voila! Your pink-lensed glasses are ready!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHere’s a look at the great variety of pink-lensed Masquerade Glasses you can make! Use the glasses to experiment with different lens effects. Try out different transparencies with a variety of marker types to see which works best in creating your own pair of cool “shades.”


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Craft Spotlight: Masquerade Glasses

Feature-Image-masqueradeglassesBring out your inner drama buff! R52023 Masquerade Glasses are a great way to encourage students to express their performance skills while exploring decorative art techniques.There are several different types of Masquerade Glasses to choose from. For example, some of the glasses are well-rounded, others are cat-like frames, and yet other frames are shaped like stars, hearts or flowers.  You’ll notice the various types in our Art Camp photos. The Art Campers loved to try on the different styles first and see which ones suited them best.

IMG_2192Some of our Art Campers decided to start decorating right away with collage materials and other nifty craft bits we could find. It would be a good idea to encourage students to first color in their Masquerade Glasses before proceeding to decorate them.


We used materials from the R75419 Sensory Collage Kit to provide our Art Campers with inspiration to decorate their dramatic glasses.

IMG_2185Some larger pieces helped to add color to the glasses! We attached all of the collage pieces onto the glasses with white glue.


You can color in the Masquerade Glasses with crayons, markers or paint. Cut out fun little shapes from construction paper or add on beautiful details with colorful pasta pieces or buttons.

To see more inspirational ideas, visit our PDF guide HERE!


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