Today’s post is from super crafter and cute mom, Amelia of The Homebook. I’m pretty sure you would be the crowned the coolest mom ever if you made these for a classroom party.
I was never the biggest fan of Halloween. “The Devil’s Holiday” is what my grandma called it, and that spooked me enough to stay far away from all things ghost and goblin. And then I grew up and realized Halloween can be cute and creepy and fun, as long as you mute the TV, close your eyes, and sing a happy song when the scary Devil movie previews are on. I know I’m not the only one that does that. Anyway, like I said, I am a fan of cute and creepy Halloween stuff, and these eyeball party favors fit the bill. They’re kind of like small spooky piñatas, and poking your finger through the tissue paper on the eyeball to get to the candy inside gives them that icky Halloween eerie-ness you’re looking for. Plus, they’re easy to make. Win win!
Supplies: round paper mache ornaments (from Michaels,) serrated knife or a drill fitted with a hole saw bit, paint, small paintbrush, scissors, tissue paper, Mod Podge, a fine-tipped red marker, and candy.
To Make: Your first step will be to remove the string from the paper mache ornament and cut a hole in each one large enough to stuff some candy inside. I was able to use my husband’s drill to get a nice sized hole (it’s faster and easier that way,) but using a small serrated knife works too—just be careful! Once your holes are cut, give the balls a few coats of white paint. When the paint is dry, carefully paint a round iris with any color you like, and a pupil with black paint. Give the eyeballs a few coats of each color, letting the paint dry in between. When all the eyeballs are dry (that sounds weird) fill each one with candy or small creepy Halloween treasures. To close the hole, cut small squares of tissue paper (about 3x3in) and glue them over the hole using Mod Podge. I used 3 layers of tissue on each eyeball. Let the Mod Podge dry, draw on some squiggly red lines with your marker to resemble gross bloodshot eyes, and you’re done!
Seriously guys, these eyeballs are easy to make. It’s time to embrace the creepiness of Halloween. Now get to eyeball squishin’!
See more from Amelia on The Homebook