Halloween Three-Step Tip #2: Eerie Glowing Beastie Eyes

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This is one I idea I actually saw on a meme (thank you, George Takei), so I decided to improve on it a little bit….and it is still incredibly easy.

Posted as a practical joke idea, these little glowing eyes turned out to be really effective cheap and simple last-minute Halloween decorations. The best part is, you can make a ton of them in a short time. You could pop out a good 20 of these just watching “Corpse Bride” in an afternoon.

Step 1: Gather some old toliet paper or paper towel rolls (if you don’t have any now, you are bound to soon). Use some scissors or an X-acto Knife and cut a pair of eye holes in each one. If you use paper towel rolls, cut them in half first so they are the right size. If you want, you can color them black with a marker or craft paint.

Step 2: Cover each end with some electric tape or duck tape, but don’t close off one end completely yet.

Step 3: Stick a glow stick in the tube and finish closing off the ends with the tape.

Viola! Instant beastie eyes ready to stick in bushes, trees, tall grass, windows and other dark shadows. They don’t look like much on their own, but hidden in the foliage at night, they have an effect that is  both eerie and kind of serene.

They’re watching you…

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4 responses »

  1. Ooo, I love these! I have done a similar trick in the past using the type of christmas lights that do a slow in-and-out fade. It looks like the eyes glow off and on in the bushes. I used old film canisters, though – this looks *so much* easier! 🙂

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