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Here's what you need to make glasses for your troops: 20 gauge wire, wire cutters, a pen, and needle nose pliers.
Tightly wrap the wire around the pen, but make sure you leave enough length for the arm and bend that part against the pen. Wrap the wire around the pen as before, but reverse the direction of the loop, and again bend the remaining wire against the pen. Wrap arm around ear and cut to desired length with wire cutters. NOTE: If hair covers ears, make a small hole in temple (at hairline) and insert arm into hole.

It should look like this:

Use twist ties and a paintbrush for this style:

You can all thank a guy named Orlando for this, here is his original tip: Orlando's Toymania glasses tip.