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How to Make Emergency Sunglasses Out of Duct Tape

Is there anything you can’t do with duct tape? Here’s how to fashion an emergency pair of sunglasses.


  • Step 1: Tear duct tape Tear off a foot-long piece of duct tape.
  • Step 2: Slit Make two eye slits in the tape with scissors or a knife.
  • Step 3: Fold over Fold it in half lengthwise, so the sticky side is now completely covered.
  • Step 4: Punch holes Punch holes in both ends and loop a piece of string through them so you can tie the 'glasses' around the back of your head.
  • TIP: If you don’t have any string, a shoelace will do. Or use more tape.
  • Step 5: Admire Notice how little sun the slits allow to get in your eyes.
  • FACT: Sunglasses were invented in China in the 12th century.

You Will Need

  • 1.0 ft Duct tape
  • Scissors or a knife
  • Some kind of string
  • A shoelace (optional)

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