Friday, October 1, 2010

Glowing Eyes

The October issue of FamilyFun magazine arrived in our mailbox, and I marked quite a few ideas to try during craft time with Katie. I showed them all to her, and she chose three projects. I had to buy a few items at the store, then we set to work on them.

These glowing eyes are – honestly – one of the easiest (and coolest) crafts we’ve done in a while. It cost me $2.50 for a pack of six battery powered tea lights at Deals, then $1.47 for six ping pong balls at Target. (I already had permanent markers on hand.) That comes out to about 66 cents for each finished craft.IMGP2860-

First, cut an X in the bottom of the ping pong ball. (I cut on top of the logo so it would be hidden.)IMGP2851

Then poke the candle’s flame into the X and the ball will stay on top of the candle.IMGP2852

Lastly, decorate the ball to look like an eye.IMGP2853

Katie had the brilliant idea to color two of the balls to look like a Jack-o-lantern and a witch. We added a pipe cleaner stem to the Jack-o-lantern, and a paper hat to the witch. Aren’t these adorable? I can’t wait to decorate for Halloween and line them up on our windowsills. Dan’s thinking of using them inside his carved pumpkin too. I’ll post photos if he decides to do that!IMGP2865-


JC's Loft said...

So cute!

Charity said...

Maybe *I* can even attempt this craft! It looks simple enough even for a non-crafty person like me! The eyeballs turned out so cool. My son and his friends would love to do that.


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