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Kids Crafts: Halloween Crafts – Eye Balls

| October 10, 2012 | 32 Comments

I bet you were wondering “more Halloween Crafts?!” Well here are some ghoulish Halloween Eye Balls for you .. best of all they GLOW IN THE DARK!!!!! How spooky is that?!

We came up with the idea, as we love Googly Eyes so much.. and thought how about some “giant” googly eyes that we could hide around the house and make things look SPOOKY… and then… we decided to add some glow in the dark paint. Whoop whoop.

I confess… to having these Eye Balls in my “Craft Fail Category”. Personally, I REALLY don’t like this particular Halloween Craft. But every child that walks into the house and sees them exclaims “Wow, cool”, especially the older boys. So here they are. For you…..

Materials: pairs of stones, white paint, green paint, black and red markers, glow in the dark paint, brushes and a sponge

1) The kids painted the stones white – you don’t have to paint them all the way round – so you can rest them on a dish and paint them without getting too covered in paint.

2) Once dry, we added 2-3 layes of the glow in the dark paint. As it was very gel like, we had to let each layer dry first. Which is a litte boring

3) Once fully dry, I cut a circle into an old sponge, so that the kids could “print” on their own eyes in green or brown

4) Let dry again, with a marker pen add details such a pupils, a rim around the eye and red veins.


NOTE: the stones DO loose their charge reasonably quickly, but also “recharge” quite quickly.


(PS and if you like all things eye ball, check out these hilarious cupcakes for Halloween! Also, you may love these Eyeball Bracelets that the kids can make too! So fun).

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  1. Sian says:

    yep, my son would love these! : )

  2. Red Ted Art says:

    Yes, boys seem to be drawn to them. Mine likes them in the downstairs loo with the lights off!

  3. I love these – let alone the kids they would be really good in flower pots in the garden for an early evening halloween party :)

  4. Red Ted Art says:

    I worry that they would loose their glow too quickly?

  5. Put out just before the guests arrive maybe? I just need to get some glow in the dark paint ELC have still run out

  6. Liz Burton says:

    They are brilliant!

  7. Red Ted Art says:

    @Cerys yes, just before guest arrive should be good. Must put them out on Halloween!

    @Liz awe thank you!

  8. ooooh spooky! and not a fail at all. x

  9. Adele says:

    These look great!! My two would love this. I plan to do it during half term :0)

  10. Roopa says:

    These look great! I would LOVE to make some with my girl, gotta get some glow in dark paint:)

  11. Red Ted Art says:

    Awe you guys are lovely and hooray to “non fail” after all!

  12. Sooooo cute! What a good idea Maggy (need I be surprised?!) x

  13. Red Ted Art says:

    You are nice! :-)

  14. Jumbo says:

    The googly eyes are brilliant, my two boys will love them, it’s one of those fun little things that I would never have thought to do on my own, thank you.

  15. arsty_momma says:

    Very cool & spooky! So creative as usual :)

  16. Anita says:

    Do you think this would work using a white paper plate? Cut center out for pupils, glow paint the rest of plate & use marker for veins?

    • Red Ted Art says:

      Ooh yes, Anita, I think it should work really well on paper plates too! Our glow in the dark paint would still need 2-3 layers, so I guess you would just have to be patient and not make the plates too soggy!

  17. maria says:

    how spooky! I love them:)

  18. Ooh, I love these Maggie! *pops them on the list*

  19. Rachel says:

    haha… Maggie, I LOVE your eyeballs. I laughed when you said they were a craft fail in your eyes, but the kids love them. Oh, to be a kid. These are so fun!

  20. Allison says:

    I LOL’d that you don’t like these. Oh the things we do for our kids…They are pretty cool. I know my sons would enjoy making eyeballs, and bonus that they glow. Thank you for sharing with The Sunday Showcase.

  21. I love these, my son would go nuts making these….
    Thanks for sharing at BOO! A Halloween linky :-)

  22. stephanie says:

    These are so cool! I can just imagine them really making Halloween night even more fun! Thanks for sharing at the Boo! Linky.

  23. Monica says:

    Out of curiosity, why do you consider them a fail? Was it just not enough fun for the kids, or were you just disappointed in the glow?

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