iggaak (snow goggles)


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Traditional Inuit Snow Goggles (sunglasses) were carved from bone, ivory, or wood and could even be made from sealskin.  They provided important protection from the bright reflection of sunlight on arctic snow.

Materials:

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Lightweight cardboard (an old file folder or cereal box)

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2 - rubber bands (thin ones work best)

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Scissors

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Craft knife (X-Acto)

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Markers or crayons 

How To:

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Print the goggle pattern and trace it on to the cardboard (or create your own)

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Decorate and colour the goggles.

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Cut out the eye slits using a craft knife ** Adult help required **.

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Cut around the outside of the goggles with a pair of scissors.

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Punch two holes at the sides of the goggles as shown.

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Poke one end of a rubber band through the first hole to form a small loop.  Wrap the other end of the rubber band over the edge of the goggles and pull it through the loop.  The rubber band should now be attached to your goggles.  Repeat with the second rubber band on the other side.

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Wear your iggaak by looping the rubber bands over your ears to hold them in place.