How to make egg carton eyeballs

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Egg cup eyeballs

What you will need

  • A cardboard egg box
  • Acrylic paint in white, black, green, red, and blue
  • Paint brush
  • A fine tip red marker pen
  • Scissors

There's nothing more frightening than feeling like somebody's watching you... and these bloodshot eyeballs are sure to make your guests feel on edge! And would you believe all you'll need to create them is an empty egg carton and some spooky inspiration?

This craft is so simple even the smallest family members can get involved. Paint your egg carton eyeballs in the colours of your choice, but you could try using some more unusual colours like red and orange for some monstrous eyeballs.

Age group:
All ages. This craft is so simple all ages can get involved. Just be sure to put down some newspaper or a wipe-clean tablecloth if little hands are handling the paint!

Safety tip: You might want to help them with the bits that need cutting or do it for them.


Step 1

Find a flat surface to work on and gather all your materials together ready to make your egg carton eyeballs.

Step 2

Using scissors, cut out the egg cup holders from the carton, you can cut them individually or keep them in pairs. Trim the edges neatly to make them as rounded as possible. Paint them white and set aside to dry.

Step 3

Once dry, paint the centre of the cardboard in the colour you want your eyes to be. Next, use black paint or marker pen to draw the pupil in the middle of the eyes. Leave a small white dot uncoloured to look like a reflection on the eyeball. Set aside and leave to dry.

Step 4

Using a fine tip red marker pen, draw fine lines and dots down the edges of the cardboard to create a bloodshot effect.

Step 5

And there you have it! Arrange your egg carton eyes around your house and terrify your guests. You could even hide some in cupboards or in drawers to frighten the family!

For home wares such as tea lights, paper plates, string, scissors etc. visit Asda Direct, and for crafts materials such as paint, glue, craft foam, felt etc. visit Baker Ross, a family run craft business who are the leading suppliers of arts and crafts to schools and other organisations across the UK and abroad, based in Walthamstow, London. Props such as the tablecloth, cobwebs, plastic spiders etc. can all be found at Morrisons.

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