How to Make Ping Pong Balls into Eyeballs for Halloween


Ping pong balls are innocent for 364 days of the year, but at Halloween, they transform into frightening, bloodshot eyeballs. The white balls used for table tennis are roughly the same size as the human eyeball and have a similar white background. Use them to make frightening Halloween props for a party or haunted house.

Things You'll Need

  • Black permanent marker
  • Blue permanent marker
  • Red permanent marker
  • Hot glue
  • Hardware nuts
  • Turn the ball so the logo, if present, is facing away from you. Color a 1/2-inch wide black circle with a permanent marker in the center of the ping pong ball for the pupil of the eye.

  • Create an iris by making a 1/8-inch ring with the blue permanent marker abutting the black circle in the center.

  • Draw four or five uneven red crooked lines away from the iris to make the eye look bloodshot and scarier.

  • Attach hardware nuts with hot glue to the side of the ping pong ball directly opposite the pupil to keep the eyes upright for setting on a surface or floating in a bowl of water or punch.


  • "A Halloween How-to: Costumes, Parties, Decorations, and Destinations"; Leslie Pratt Bannatyne; 2001
  • "Halloween: A Grown-Up's Guide to Creative Costumes, Devilish Decor & Fabulous Festivities"; Joanne O'Sullivan; 2003
  • Photo Credit Jupiterimages/liquidlibrary/Getty Images
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