I immediately thought; I've got to make a pair of those!
This is a really simple project, perfect for a quick Halloween costume, but also excellent for school events like National Book Day, when kids have to go dressed as their favourite book characters.
You can even see out of them, although I wouldn't drive or ride a bike wearing them.
Step 1: Materials and Tools
From my own stash, I used a bamboo skewer and a couple of paperclips.
The tools are quite basic - a knife, glue gun, pliers (with wire cutters) and scissors.
Step 2: The Bridge
Carefully press the knife blade into the end of a piece of skewer, sliding it along until the bamboo separates.
Work out how far apart the buttons need to be to fit your face. I did it very simply, holding the buttons to my eyes, resting my face on my work bench, and letting the buttons down to the bench. They turned out to be 2cm apart.
I then trimmed the bamboo to length, and hot-glued it in place.
If you are hot-gluing, don't panic if you mis-place the bridge, because the glue can be peeled off the shiny buttons relatively easily.
Step 3: Fixings
I clipped a pair of "staples" from paperclips, and bent them up with pliers.
Hot-glued into place, tucked far enough in to be hidden from the front, they were perfect to tie the elastic to.
This worked well, but I found them uncomfortable. Roger-X tried them, and found them comfortable.
The fix was simple - I peeled the glue off, and refastened the staples level with the bridge, and they were completely comfortable. You might need to experiment with the precise placement of the staples for your personal comfort.
Step 4: Improvements
If you make a pair, I'd love to see a picture in the comments.
Oh, and what would I do with a laser cutter of my own? Who knows? I've used a couple of different cutters, and they are wonderfully versatile. The main users would be my boys, who are both looking at careers based around engineering and design - imagine what they could achieve with 24/7 access to a tool like this!