Eyes in a Bowl

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By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Stephanie, from the Blog A Geek in Glasses.

Spooky Eyes in a Bowl Decoration

My daughter loves Halloween and making crafts. This is the perfect project for little hands to make a spooky decoration. There are not a lot of steps and by using glues dots there is no mess. This could be a fun project for Scouts or Classroom parties.

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First place a glue dot on the back of the eye.

Next stick the eye to the foam ball.

Red Veins

Use a red maker to make the bloodshot veins.

Bowl of Eyes Craft

Then place all of the eyeballs into a glass bowl. Spooky Fun!

Eyes in a Bowl Halloween Craft

Kids Crafts: Googly Eyes

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By Crafts-a lot Contributor, Mable who is an avid reader of craft blogs & magazines and is always looking to improve her crafting skills. Join Mable on Facebook to socialize and share with other crafters!

If you have a creative child around, there are many great craft supplies to keep them busy, and keep you worry-free. Keep the right supplies on hand, and crafting with your kid can be fun and help you build memories that can last well into their lives.

Slimy Eyes Sensory Bag - Hands On As We Grow

Slimy Eyes Sensory BagHands On As We Grow

Wiggly, jiggly eyes add humor and character to any craft project. They’re fun to shake, sound really cool, and instantly give anything personality. Kids love watching their creations come to life when they add googly eyes. You’ll love the simplicity and the hours of fun these simple supplies can bring. Here are some of our favorite creative googly eyes crafts…

Googly Eyes Headbands - The Crafty Blog Stalker

Googly Eye HeadbandThe Crafty Blog Stalker

Girls won’t be able to stop giggling once they make these fun and funky hair accessories. Grab some old headbands and find the craziest googly eyes you can!

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I Love Googly Eyes!

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Welcome Guest Blogger, Chris Steele.

I love googly eyes.  They’re just plain fun.  They can turn anything into a crafty project.  Literally.  Anything.  Anyone can use them, and everyone enjoys them.  Kids LOVE them, in fact.  They’re great for spontaneous giggles.  I’ve included a few pictures of our recent googly-eye forays-hopefully you can use the ideas yourself.

First, the magnetic sketch board (Doodle Pro?).  My 2 ½-year-old daughter, Emily, looooves the episode of “Blues Clues” where the kids put googly eyes on things around the house…but that is not exactly practical.  At least not at my house.  Plus, I’m not sure that I want Emily to get used to sticking things all over everything.  It’s something I could regret later.  So we compromised.  We put some on the Doodler (as it will be named from here on out), and she had the best time drawing all around them.  There was a turtle.  Then a dog.  Then Daddy.  Please don’t tell her that they all looked the same to me.  But the best part – only one set of googly eyes, dozens of different pictures, hours of fun.

Doodler with googly eye

The doodler with googly eyes

Next came the plastic-ware characters.  These were SUPER easy, and lots of fun.  They also lasted a really, really long time, which surprised me.  If you’re like me, you have all sorts of random plastic-ware around the house, just begging to be turned into crafts.  I used sharpies to draw faces (those did need touch-ups every so often), then we played around with chenille stems to dress the characters up a bit.  Emily’s favorite was the dog (come on…it looks like a dog if you squint a little).  I’m certain you could also use something actually crafty, like Popsicle sticks, too.

Plastic-ware Characters

Plastic-ware Characters

Emily showing off her creation

Emily showing off her creation

Then came what I consider to be my crowning glory.  Those who know me understand that I am NOT a girly girl.  Those same people laughed hysterically when I found out that I was going to have a second daughter.  Needless to say, I’ve done my best to turn Emily into a tomboy, and she is basically as far from that as you can get.  She is a princess through and through.  Part of being a princess is having weekly (or daily, if she had her way) pedicures.  I’m always looking for ways to spice them up-new colors, painting little flowers or hearts or polka dots.  But as I said, I’m not very girly.  These things tend to elude me.  BUT, in the midst of my googly frenzy, I decided that they would be the perfect accent to newly-polished toes.  They were a big hit.

Emily's new pedicure

Emily's new pedicure

So, go crazy with the googly eyes.  And share your good ideas with me, too.  In the future I’m thinking that I might stick some on a balloon.  Or on a lunch sack to make a puppet.

Ladybug Plant Marker

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By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Stephanie, from the Blog A Geek in Glasses.

Ladybug Plant Marker

Ladybug plant markers are a cute way to mark the plants in your garden. These simple markers are fast and easy to make for even the littlest of children. We made ours by using permanent markers but paint can also be used. This is a way to get kids interested in crafts and gardening this summer.

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Peg Dolls

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By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Stephanie, from the Blog A Geek in Glasses.

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Little girls can make these cute play dolls on a summer afternoon. Use wooden peg figures to create a playset of tiny dolls that can be played with time and time again. I like to paint simple eyes on the little dolls with no mouth, this leaves the dolls open to be played with in any situation and they can have any emotion the child wants. It leaves more to the imagination and leads to more creative play.

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Pom Pom Caterpillars

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By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Tracey, from the blog We Made That.

Pom Pom Caterpillars

My little one is a morning person, which basically means she wakes up super early even on the weekends.  So before my oldest even opens an eye, my little one is usually up for hours and ready to play and have some fun.  I have found that I can usually keep her quiet by doing some fun crafts with her.

Her daycare just got done releasing the butterflies they were raising and my daughter thought the whole process from caterpillar to butterfly was neat.  Since she talked about it so much, I thought it might be fun to make these pom pom caterpillars with her.  She had so much fun making these and picking the different colors to make them.  They now sit on her dresser in her room, awaiting to turn into butterflies.  Um I have a feeling she might get a little disappointed when they don’t change, so our next craft may have to be some butterflies!

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Caterpillar Clip

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By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Stephanie, from the Blog A Geek in Glasses.

Caterpillar Hair Clip

A cute little addition to a little girl’s summer outfit is this adorable fuzzy caterpillar. This is a simple craft to make at a day camp or party. My daughter loved picking out the colors and gluing it together. She also loved clipping her new friend in her hair and wearing it out on the town.

Caterpillar Hair Clip

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