Spooky Monster Eyes

By Lady DIY

I’m always on the lookout for ways to decorate for Halloween that are spooky enough to satisfy my kids’ desire for scary decorations, but not so scary that I can’t sleep at night! This month’s craft is a quick and easy way to add a some spooky fun to your front yard.

Supplies Needed:
Styrofoam balls
Twist tie
Black acrylic paint and paintbrush
Hot glue gun

Step 1: Insert one toothpick into two Styrofoam balls to connect the balls together. About half of the toothpick should be in each ball.

Step 2: Wrap a twist tie around the toothpick, leaving the ends sticking out.

Step 3: Pull the Styrofoam balls apart slightly, leaving the toothpick inserted. Apply a small dab of hot glue at one end of the toothpick, and then press the two Styrofoam balls together and allow the glue to dry.

Step 4: Use the black acrylic paint to add small circles or ovals to create pupils. Let dry.

Step 5: Using the twist tie, attach the eyes to a shrub and get ready for a spooky good time!

Lady DIY lives in Rocklin and stays at home with her three boys. When she’s not too busy with DIY projects around the house, she enjoys gardening, fitness and living the glamorous life of a baseball/soccer/football mom.

More Articles

Countdown to Christmas!

By Lady DIY Christmas is hands-down my favorite holiday. It’s the things that we do only for a short time…

Moms & Migraines

By Jennifer Rodgers So many moms out there experience these debilitating headaches, and so many of us find little relief.…

Is Your Medicine Cabinet Ready for Winter?

Alternative health expert Bryce Wylde advises that you may want to change how you prepare for cold and cough season…

Holiday Shopping with Kids in Tow

By Rob Baquera, Public Information Officer for the Roseville Police Department December is a busy month with holiday preparations underway…

Giving Thanks: Avoid Charity Donation Scams

safety 101 By Rob Baquera, Public Information Officer Roseville Police Department It’s November, a time for giving and sharing. Many…

Gratitude Tree

By Lady DIY With Thanksgiving approaching, gratitude is often on our minds. While gratitude can be a tricky concept to…

What I Thought vs. What I Know About Raising Adopted Kids

By Judy M. Miller I love all of my kids-born to me and adopted by me-the same, with consistent limitlessness.…

Three Things I Didn’t Expect as a New Mom

By Jennifer A. Rodgers When you become a new mom that first year is filled with hard and fast lessons…

Is the Real Scare this Halloween the Lead in Your Child’s Face Paint?

By Grace Poppke As parents, it is an ongoing challenge to try to protect our children and provide what we…

Subscribe to the Parent Newsletter

Our latest articles, resources and tips—direct to your inbox.

Follow Sacramento Parent