I have a really fun and easy Halloween craft to tell you about today. It is pretty affordable and even those of you that are not into crafts can do this one in just minutes.
I was inspired to make these creepy eyeballs when I saw this fun picture from Better Homes and Gardens:
Fun and silly and super easy to do!
So I made a version of these eyes that Glow in the Dark. These are fun to use in plants or bushes or trees around your house or I think they could be creepy peeking out of a window!
To make these eyeballs you need the following:
- Bag of styrofoam eyeballs in the size of your choice (from craft stores)
- Black paint and paintbrush or a Sharpie
- Glow in the Dark paint (optional)
I got all those supplies at Michael’s. The paint was $6.99 and I used a coupon, the styrofoam balls were $4.99 and again I used a coupon and then the paint was only $.33. I already had that round dobber paintbrush thing.
So just place your styrofoam balls in an egg carton so they aren’t rolling around- (I put my eggs in a bowl in the fridge.)
Go ahead and shake the glow in the dark paint can well and spray. I only did one side but you can do the other side once these dry if you like.
Next I took my circle foam brush and just dabbed the black paint on. Couldn’t be easier! Since the brush was round, it made a perfect circle eye. You can always paint freehand with a regular paintbrush or use a Sharpie and just color the circles in.
I noticed on the styro balls that I purchased that one side of the ball had an extra little hole in the center and the other side did not. I mixed and matched when I was painting because I think it looks good either way really.
At this point you can also take a red pen and make the eyes bloodshot for a creepier look.
And now you are done!!
The Glow in the Dark paint needs to be exposed to light in order to glow properly. So just set your eyeballs out in the day and then they will glow that night. The only bummer about this paint is that if it gets wet it will turn slightly grayish. Mine are just a tiny bit gray because we had an unexpected rain the other day. You only notice that from up close though.
Better Homes and Gardens suggests putting a toothpick in between your eyeballs (or I think a glue gun would work as well) to keep them together.
I just put them in my Mum plant on the porch as they are and I think they look really cool. We have some stones in the front yard and I ran a few sets of eyes on those as well.
My children thought these eyeballs were a riot.
We stuck a set of eyeballs on a pumpkin too with hot glue and the kids giggle every time they walk through the front door.
If you decide to try this out, let me know where you put your Googley eyes!
And check out my Halloween pinterest board for more fun little ideas!