Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons

Dollar Store Spooky Bush Eyes Outdoor Craft…cheap & easy!

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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! 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!

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…

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….

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….

Paint the middle with black paint….

We used red paint to make creepy 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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  1. So smart! Good thinking!

  2. LOVE this idea… may have to try it 🙂

  3. OMG!!!! I can't get over how stinkin' cute these are!!!!!

  4. Thank you! He will be so happy that you like it!

  5. 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.

  6. How creative and fun for the little ones!

  7. OMG I love this!! I will be going to the Dollar Yree this week for my buckets!!

  8. Nice use of plastic pumpkin & Aluminium Foil Tape! Its a very creative idea to decorate a tree.

  9. Love these!!! They make me smile! Do come share your creative wisdom and inspiration with us and link them up at TIME FOR A PARTY, at !

  10. love this! I saw the beach ball eyes on Pinterest, too. Love your twist on that idea:)

  11. Love it! I was giggling when I saw the picture on TOO Cute Tuesday's linky party 🙂 Great idea!


  12. That is the best idea I've seen this year!

  13. These are GREAT! How cool!

    Found you on Someday Crafts Link Party!

    Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations

  14. That's funny! It made me smile.

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

  16. What a great idea, I would really love it if you linked up with Crafty Tuesday on

    I feature every week 3 projects and promote them through twitter,facebook and pinterest
    all the best, Ewa

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

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


  19. 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

  20. Those are so cool! My boys would love those!

  21. Did you do anything to secure these in tree/bush?

  22. 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.

  23. Seriously, this is one of the most creative halloween ideas I have seen. Very cute! I would love it if you would share this at the Smart Solutions linky party. You can link up here:

    Have a great day!

  24. THIS IS HILARIOUS!!!! and SO SIMPLE!!! I'd love to have you LINK UP with me for my simple Sunday Party!

  25. 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!

  26. Very clever!
    I love small projects with big impact!

  27. Love this! Saw it just in time to add to our outdoor Halloween decorations! Thanks for sharing!

  28. thanks for sharing...

  29. Wow! These are just awesome! The kids would love them!
    I have a Halloween Linky on my blog now, if you'd like to add any of your recipes or crafts.

  30. Oh my god! Too Cute!

  31. Thank you for sharing! Working on 3 sets of eyes right now!

  32. Glow in the dark paint would look awesome at night