DIY Tinker's Goggles - Steampunk DIY - From dollar store stuff! Inspired by Oz the Great and Powerful #DisneyOzMovie

Join us on a dollar store adventure to OZ, courtesy of our guest poster Kathy Cano-Murillo, The Crafty Chica, and Disney’s OZ the Great and Powerful! These Tinker’s Goggles are a perfect addition to any steampunk costume, or any OZ-inspired pretend play. Thanks to Kathy for this amazing tutorial — go visit her at!

How to Make Tinker’s Goggles

by Kathy Cano-Murillo,

OZ the Great and Powerful #DisneyOzMovie

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There are some movies that are instant classics – the kind that make you stop what you’re doing just to sit down to watch. That’s what Oz the Great and Powerful is to me. It’s campy, silly, beautiful and all around entertaining! If you loved the movie too, you’ll be delighted to know the Blu-Ray/DVD is now on sale at your local retailers. If you want to continue to explore the magical land of Oz, check out the official site that features all things Oz including apps, games, downloads and more!

You can enter the OZ the Great and Powerful Pinterest contest, and win an OZ prize pack too!

I received a copy of the new Blu-Ray/DVD after watching it twice, I asked my husband to help me think of a craft project to make inspired by the film. So many options! I was thinking of Glinda’s gilded crown, or maybe a set of Oz’s identical music boxes to pass out to friends. But before I had a chance to share those ideas, he announced, “The Master Tinker’s Goggles!” I couldn’t help but agree – the tinkers and their innovative imagination were one of my favorite parts of the film!

This is a great project to make with a kid (or kid at heart) who loves to build trinkets. Put these on and pretend you’re standing aside the Master Tinker working on an invention to defeat the evil Evanora and Theodora.

The best part?

Most of these supplies can be found at your local dollar store!

 Oz-inspired Play Tinker’s Goggles

Tinker's Goggles Supplies #DisneyOzMovie

Project Supplies:

  • 1 set of plastic safety goggles, $1
  • Assorted hollow objects to glue on goggles (toy magnifying lens, cake icing tips, hose attachments, etc), on hand or $1 and up
  • Extra strength adhesive, on hand or $1
  • Gold craft paint, on hand or about $1
  • Foam brushes, on hand
  • Glass paint in green or yellow, about $2 each
  • Sandpaper, on hand or $1

Total: $5 and up


TIP: Sand the areas on the goggles where you will be gluing, this will create “grip” on the surface.

DIY Steampunk Tinker's Goggles from dollar store stuff #DisneyOzMovie

  1. Remove the strap from the goggles.
  2. Paint goggles with green or yellow glass paint, but not the front part. You can also get this look by mixing decoupage medium with a drop of craft paint.DIY Steampunk Tinker's Goggles from dollar store stuff #DisneyOzMovie
  3. Look at all your pieces and try out different arrangements on top of the goggles.
  4. Paint all the pieces gold. It’s also good to paint extra pieces, just in case you decided to mix and match them. Let dry.DIY Steampunk Tinker's Goggles from dollar store stuff #DisneyOzMovie
  5. Glue the pieces to the front of the goggles. Let dry.
  6. Replace the strap on the goggles!

DIY Steampunk Tinker's Goggles from dollar store stuff #DisneyOzMovie

For more Oz fun, check out these links!

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DIY Tinker's Goggles - Steampunk DIY - From dollar store stuff! Inspired by Oz the Great and Powerful

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