How to Make Fake Eye Balls


For your next Halloween party, make up a batch of fake eyeballs to add to the creepiness of the celebration. These spooky eyeballs can be created from materials you may have around the house. When you are done, scatter them through the decorations or create a bowlful to use as a centerpiece.

Things You'll Need

  • Newspapers
  • Small bouncy balls
  • Sandpaper
  • Wire coat hanger
  • White spray paint, satin finish
  • Blue or green acrylic paint
  • Round sponge
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Red acrylic paint
  • Small artist's paintbrush
  • Paper towels
  • Paper plates
  • Clear coat spray
  • Cover your work table with newspaper or a protective cloth. Work in a well-ventilated space.

  • Sand a small rubber bouncy ball with sandpaper. Be sure to sand down the ridge found around the center of the ball.

  • Bend a wire coat hanger to make a stand to hold the ball while you work on it. Arrange the hanger so that it will sit on a table with the hook part stretched out a bit.

  • Poke the rubber ball onto the hook part of the hanger.

  • Spray the ball with white spray paint, covering it completely. Add a second coat of paint if necessary to get complete coverage. Allow the paint to dry completely.

  • Put a small amount of blue or green paint on a paper plate. Dab a small round sponge into the paint. Wipe off excess paint. Touch the painted sponge to the ball to create a round iris for the eyeball. Allow the paint to dry.

  • Apply a bit of black acrylic paint to the iris using a small artist's brush to create a pupil for the eyeball.

  • Squirt a small amount of red acrylic paint onto a paper plate.

  • Tear off a bit of paper towel. Fold it, exposing a ragged edge. Dip the ragged edge into the red paint. Wipe excess paint from the towel.

  • Dab the paint onto the back of the eyeball, spreading the paint around toward the front to give the effect of blood. Use a thin artist's brush dipped in red paint to create tiny veins on the eyeball. Allow all paint to dry thoroughly.

  • Apply a light coat clear coat spray. Hold the can about 6 or 8 inches away from the eyeball to get a smooth surface. Dry the eyeballs thoroughly before placing in your decorations.

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