How to Make a Sun Visor

By Ainsley Patterson ; Updated September 15, 2017

Things Needed

  • Paper plate
  • Craft foam
  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Hole punch
  • Ribbon
Help your child make a crafty new head accessory he can wear inside and out.

Bright sunlight can burn skin and hamper vision. Sunglasses are often not practical for children -- or at least difficult to get them to leave on their faces -- and they may find a hat too hot. You can help your youngster keep the sun out of his eyes and off his face by making a sun visor. Aside from its practicality, a sun visor is a craft project suitable for summer camps, groups of children preparing for end-of-the-year field trips or a crafty group of birthday party guests.

Trace a paper plate onto a piece of craft foam and use scissors to cut along the lines.

Cut the circular piece of craft foam into a crescent-shaped half moon.

Decorate the top of the visor with markers. Let your child draw anything on the top of the visor he would like. Add stick-on jewels or any other embellishments if your child is old enough to avoid choking hazards.

Punch a hole in both ends of the visor at the points of the moon shape, about 1-inch in from the tips of the points.

Tie a foot-long piece of ribbon through each hole. Tie the ends of the ribbon behind your child's head to hold her visor in place.

Warning

If using the visors on a field trip or away from home, tell children not to write their names on the outside of their visors to avoid children going off with strangers whom they mistakenly think know their names.

About the Author

Based in Ypsilanti, Mich., Ainsley Patterson has been a freelance writer since 2007. Her articles appear on various websites. She especially enjoys utilizing her more than 10 years of craft and sewing experience to write tutorials. Patterson is working on her bachelor's degree in liberal arts at the University of Michigan.