Bloodshot Eyeball Halloween Decoration

For Decoration or for Fun

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Brittni Mehlhoff

Make a bunch of these scary eyeballs and scatter them all over your front yard. Kids are sure to get a kick out of them.

These creepy crafts are so easy to make. 

Step 1


Rough It Up

Use medium-grit sandpaper to rough up the surface of the ball. This will help the paint to adhere better to the surface of the ball. Wipe off any debris with a dry cloth before painting.

Step 2


Paint It White

Apply an even coat of spray paint to the ball. You can use primer or white paint for this. Several coats of spray paint will most likely be necessary. Sand with fine-grit sandpaper in between coats to get rid of any irregularities, bumps, etc.

Step 3


Grab a Bowl

Once the ball is covered with several layers of spray paint and is completely dry, place a medium-sized bowl in the middle of the ball. Then trace the outside of the bowl all the way around with black paint.

Step 4


Black Out

Now that a perfect circle has been formed, remove the bowl and completely fill in the circle with black paint to make the pupil.

Step 5


Ol' Blue Eyes

Wait for the paint to dry completely. Then create the iris by using blue paint to make a large circle around the pupil. Use the circle you already created for the pupil as a guide for the shape of the iris.

Step 6


Make the Eyes Bloodshot

After the iris has dried, paint squiggly red lines on the side of the eye, headed up toward the pupil and iris area. The more random and uneven the lines are, the more natural it will look, so don’t be afraid to experiment a little.

Step 7


Make It Last

Wait for the paint to dry completely to do any necessary touchups. Then apply a clear spray sealant. Allow the sealant to dry according to directions on the label.

Step 8


Create an Eye-Catching Display

Make a bunch of eyeballs in various sizes. They'll be a decoration the kids are sure to love and play with.