How to Make Drinking Straw Goggles

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Drinking straw goggles are fake glasses made of clear tubing. One end of the tubing goes in a beverage and the other end is put in the mouth to drink. They are often found being worn at football games by the class clown or at company picnics by the office jokester. Children find them amusing and often love them as gifts. Drinking straw goggles are simple to construct and are an inexpensive craft for anyone to make.

Things You'll Need

  • Clear plastic tubing
  • Measuring tape or ruler
  • Scissors
  • Superglue
  • Paper clip or binder clip
  • Choose clear flexible tubing like the kind made for aquarium pumps. Use new tubing. Cut a piece of tubing four feet long.

  • Measure one foot from one end of the tubing. Create a loop at this point about two inches across. Use the paper clip or binder clip to hold the loop in place.

  • Create another loop in the tubing about two inches farther along the tubing. You may want to measure this on your own face to determine how far apart the two loops should go. Each loop should be centered on an eye. Use the clip to hold the second loop secure.

  • Loosen the first clip while still holding the loop in place. Put a drop or two of superglue between the two layers of tubing to hold them in place. Replace the clip to hold the tube until it dries.

  • Place superglue on the second loop to hold it together like in step four. Use the clip to hold the loop together until the glue dries.

  • Remove the clips when the glue has dried. Set the goggles on your face with the two loops centered over your eyes. Loop the short end of the tubing over one ear and into your mouth. Loop the longer end of the tubing over the other ear and into a beverage. Suck through the tubing and the drink will loop around the goggles and into your mouth.

Tips & Warnings

  • Colored tubing makes fun goggles for kids.
  • Rinse out your goggles when done using them by holding one end under the faucet and running water through the tubing until it runs clear.
  • Be cautious if drinking alcoholic beverages through the drinking goggles. Drinking through a straw can cause you to drink more alcohol in less time, causing inebriation.

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