Spooky Bush Eyes

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My 8 year old thought up this fun Halloween Spooky Bush Eyes craft that only cost just a few dollars to make!

DIY Spooky Bush Eyes for a fun Halloween craft from KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com!

Dollar Store Spooky Bush Eyes Craft

We actually spotted some spooky eyes peaking out from a tree on Pinterest that someone created using beach balls. We thought it looked so much fun t o make, but didn’t want to waste time looking for beach balls this time of year and didn’t want to spend the money for them. My 8 year old found these plastic pumpkins that you can purchase in different stores for 1 dollar and he said they would work perfect. He was right and we love how they turned out! They take 30 minutes to make and such a fun Halloween craft that the kids can make themselves!

Dollar Store Spooky Bush Eyes Outdoor Craft

Items You Will Need:

  • Green Plastic Pumpkin Buckets
  • Paint Brush
  • White Spray Paint
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Black and Red Paint

How To make Bush Eyes

We started out by purchasing 2 plastic pumpkin trick or treat buckets that you can get at about any store for $1.00. Any color will work. We went with green…

Pumpkin Baskets

Flip them over and cover the middle part that sticks out with aluminum foil. Tape the edges. We painted them white using white spray paint that we already had….

Painted White Pumpkin Baskets

Take the aluminum foil off after it’s dry. Find something round like a bowl or a jar lid and trace around it using a pencil….

Tracing The Eye

Paint the middle with black paint….

Filling The Eye in Black

We used red paint to make creepy veins…

Used Red Paint For Veins

That’s it! Such a easy and cheap Halloween craft that the kids will have so much fun making! We love how they look in our bush as well!

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27 comments on “Spooky Bush Eyes”

  1. The eyeballs would be really cool with glow in the dark paint! I. Plan on making these next Halloween.

  2. The Bearfoot Baker

    Your kids are as crafty as you! Great idea using plastic pumpkins!! Love this idea and awesome way to make it with a little investment!

  3. Danielle…not really. They have thin plastic handles and we just had a branch going around that. They are so light and you can just place them in there. They have stayed put just fine even in some storms we have had recently.

  4. pauline@lessonslearntjournal.com

    Very fun (and easy on the pocket too). Love it. I'm featuring this post as part of my round up of this week's Kids' Co-op (and pinning). xoxo P

  5. Jen @ Yummy-Healthy-Easy

    What a great idea – My boys would LOVE this!! Definitely a must-do next Halloween! Thanks for sharing!


  6. Bonny @ thedomesticatedprincess.com

    These are adorably spooky! I'm pinning this to do next Halloween when our bushes are a bit older and fuller.

  7. Pink Overalls @DIY Home Staging

    So cute! Thanks for sharing. I found you at Handy Man, Crafty Woman. Love your idea!

  8. Alissa @ Creative With Kids

    Hahaha! What fun! I saw the original one too and was wishing I knew the source. Yours came out great – good idea with using the buckets.