Oh those eyes…

Last year we actually decorated for Halloween. It’s my least favorite ‘holiday’ of the year, but my kids absolutely love pretending to be something else for a day, so I try to have fun with it.

So when I say decorated I don’t mean the spooky stuff. I mean large white google eyes on the door! These are so fun, in the spirit of halloween, and best of all simple to make! (I saw these a couple of years ago pinned by Maker Mama. Hers are a little heftier and could probably do better than mine outdoors, please check hers out! I changed a couple of things up to be more kid-making friendly.)


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Materials:

large white paper plates (we used a heavy cardboard plate that we found at the dollar store, but I don’t think the weight mattered)
black construction paper or black plastic plates (we used black plastic plates that we found at the dollar store)
glue (we used hot glue, but I think regular Elmer’s would have been fine)
scissors
masking tape or removable tacky putty
a door or window, or if making outdoor-elements quality, your imagination!
optional: glow in the dark paint

materials for giant google eyes

Instructions:

Gather your materials on a clean, covered workspace.

Cut circles out of the black construction paper. Just eyeball this, or trace a bowl or vase that is the size you are looking for. Or trim the edge off a black plastic plate like we did. The boys got to practice their cutting skills!

giant google eyes being glued

Glue the pupil of the eye onto the plate. Be creative! (And be careful – adult supervision required if using a glue gun!) I did the glueing, but the boys were adamant on where the black pupils went!

Optional: Get even more creative and use glow-in-the-dark paint (and follow instructions on the bottle.)

Tape or secure to the door! Add eyebrows and a mouth if desired! (Then enjoy some halloween cookies!)

Our neighbors were happy to see we found a creative, fun way to decorate for this holiday rather than going the creepy route like others on our street. The kids on the bus commented on them, too!

On halloween day I placed a few more sets of giant google eyes in the bushes in front of our house and tied some to our front tree. I wished I had painted them with glow-in-the-dark paint so they could’ve been seen at night, too!

Action:

Where will you be hanging your google eyes?!

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