L.M.Reid is an Irish writer who makes prize-winning Halloween decorations. Learn how to make them from scratch at home.
How to Make Scary and Spooky Halloween Eyes
I made these two scary eyes for my Halloween yard display. They are very effective at scaring the children because they have to walk past them on their way to the door for trick-or-treating. Below are step-by-step instructions and original photos so you can follow along and make your own creepy eyeball lawn ornaments for Halloween.
- Beach balls
- Scrap paper
- Black acrylic paint
- Green acrylic paint
- Blue acrylic paint
- White acrylic paint
- Spray varnish paint
- 2 mugs of all-purpose flour
- Large brush for glue
- Heavy-duty glue
- Hand whisk
How to Make Halloween Eye Decorations
I have given step by step-by-step instructions with plenty of my own photos to help you make your own spooky eye decorations for Halloween. These decorations can be made by kids or adults as they are very easy to make.
How to Make Glue with Flour and Water
Step 1: Make Homemade Glue
I always make my own glue for these projects because it saves an awful lot of money. If you want, you can buy glue instead, but I recommend making your own because it is cheap and very effective.
- Take a basin and add three mugs of lukewarm water.
- Pour one mug of flour into the water while whisking it at the same time.
- Continue to whisk until all the flour has dissolved.
- Add the other mug of flour and do the same.
- Make sure there are no lumps in it.
- Leave for 30 minutes to set.
Step 2: Construct the Scary Halloween Eyes
- Blow up the beach balls as much as possible and click them shut.
- Add some glue around the opening to prevent the air from seeping out.
- Tear up lots of strips of the newspaper.
- Using the glue brush, generously apply glue to one of the strips.
- Place onto the ball.
- Continue to do this until the ball is completely covered.
- Do the same for the second ball.
- Allow to dry completely.
- Put an additional three layers on each ball, allowing each layer to dry completely.
Step 3: Paint the Eyes
- Paint the two balls white with acrylic paint, then allow to dry.
- Very carefully use a compass and pencil to make a circle at the top of the ball.
- Make another circle with the compass one inch smaller.
- Paint the resulting round road blue on one ball and green on the other.
- The large circle in the middle should then be painted black.
- Leave to dry completely.
- Now paint on some veins with red acyclic paint.
- Allow them to dry completely.
- Spray the eyes with varnish.
- Allow them to dry completely.
- Spray the eyes again with varnish for added protection.
Step 4: Display Your Halloween Eye Decorations
You can not put the eyes out in your yard display until you have weighed them down. Otherwise, they will blow away. I used two pieces of heavy wood for the job.
- Cut out two pieces of wood slightly bigger than the eyes.
- Use heavy-duty glue to stick each eye to one of the pieces of wood.
- Allow them to dry.
More DIY Halloween Ideas
Here are links to my other DIY Halloween crafts. They're all really fun to make. Each article includes step-by-step instructions and original process photos.
- A scary wreath with snakes
- A coffin for my skeleton
- A Georgie skeleton and boat from the movie IT
- A blood-soaked skull on a frame
- A locked zombie door from The Walking Dead
- A Chucky Doll from Child's Play
- A Superman/Clark Kent Halloween costume
- Pennywise, the clown from the movie IT that terrorizes the children—he is one of the newest things I added to my Halloween display in the yard this year.
- A Woody Halloween costume from Toy Story
- An evil Annabelle doll from the Anabelle and The Conjuring film series