These kid-made googly eye bowls are fantastic decorations for Halloween – and they even glow in the dark!
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If you’re a regular reader you’ll know that I *love* using googly eyes in our craft projects! I even wrote a whole post just about googly eyes! So with Halloween approaching, and my googly eye drawer overflowing (yes, I really do have one!), I decided to make some spooky decor. And what’s better than a bowl covered in googly eyes? Well, one that glows in the dark, of course!
To make these bowls we used:
- Small square glass bowls (or jars, or vases – I got ours from the dollar store)*
- Glow-in-the-Dark Mod Podge
- Foam brushes (I got ours from this value brush set from PLAID!)
- Googly eyes in a range of sizes
- Blacklight (optional, but recommended)
*Make sure you get square ones otherwise the large googly eyes won’t stay on!
To prepare the craft, I coated each side of the bowl with a layer of the Mod Podge – this is to help it glow even brighter!
Then I brushed some of the Mod Podge on just one side, and invited my son to add the googly eyes.
Make sure you don’t get a bowl that is too big or they may lose interest. We completed the bowls in several stages, allowing each side to dry before rotating it and starting the next.
The finished bowls can be used for candy, or perhaps Halloween toys and trinkets!
For best glowing effect, “charge up” the bowls with a blacklight, then switch the lights off for a stunning effect!
If you don’t have a blacklight, leave the bowls out for several hours in bright light and then suddenly switch off the lights for the best glow.
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